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Celebrations held in Ghana to mark trachoma elimination

Government leaders, health workers, volunteers and international aid workers have gathered in Ghana’s capital, Accra, to mark the achievement.

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Sightsavers welcomes disability summit commitments

At the summit, there were more than 300 signatories to the UK government's Charter for Change, and more than 170 other specific commitments made.

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More UK funding announced for disability-inclusive employment initiatives

The funding, which was announced by UK Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt, aims to address disability inclusion in developing countries.

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What it means to work in a team gathering data to eliminate trachoma

Sightsavers’ Cristina Jimenez shares her thoughts on the pioneering Tropical Data project, which helps to identify where trachoma treatment is needed.

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Why we need to make this summit count

The Global Disability Summit could be a sea change in attitude and action towards people with disabilities. Help us to make this change a reality.

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How participatory research is helping to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Analysis in Nigeria shows we must engage with communities more effectively if we want mass administration of NTD medicines to continue to be succesful.

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The final days of trachoma in Ghana

Sightsavers’ Kate McCoy followed a team of eye care workers as they raced through cities and villages to find any remaining patients: they needed to treat them all to eliminate the disease for good.

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July highlights: updates from around the world

An update from Benin, where eye care staff have been travelling 3km on foot to treat ‘the disease at the end of the road’. Plus news from Nigeria, Pakistan and more.

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“Eliminating trachoma will make this world a better place”

David Agyemang, Sightsavers’ programme manager in Ghana, describes the optimism and celebration as the disease is banished from the country.

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A volunteer in Kaduna, Nigeria, holds a dose pole, used to calculate the amount of medication to use to treat people with neglected tropical diseases.

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes.

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