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February highlights: global project updates

Featuring eye screening for children with disabilities in Tanzania, plus news from India and Mozambique.

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The Sightsavers team on stage at the HCL ceremony.

Sightsavers India wins prestigious award for its inclusive education programme

More than 3,300 NGOs applied for the HCL Grant, which supports organisations that help to transform rural India through sustainable development.

Professor Stephen Hawking.
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A tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018

Professor Hawking, one of the world's greatest scientists, will be remembered for advancing our understanding of the universe and how it came to be.

A group of smiling children in a classroom in Uganda.

Eye health groups call on Commonwealth governments to commit to protecting sight

Six leading organisations have come together under the banner ‘Vision for the Commonwealth’ to ask Commonwealth leaders to bring eye care to all.

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Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.
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Why I’m standing for the UN disability committee

Growing up with visual impairment in Ghana, I experienced stigma and discrimination through education and during my early employment years.

Students practice using measuring sticks to calculate drug dosages in Masindi, Uganda.
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Momentum is growing in the battle against NTDs, but we cannot be complacent

Sightsavers’ Simon Bush says that as we draw closer to eliminating NTDs, the next chapter will be the most challenging – yet also the most rewarding.

Seven-year-old Dorcas celebrates with the villagers after receiving her treatment for NTDs.
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Partnership: the key to eliminating neglected tropical diseases

Dr Philip Downs, Sightsavers Technical Director for NTDs, explains how working together will help us tackle these debilitating diseases for good.

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Latest from the field

Women line up on the start line of the Raipur running event.
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February highlights: updates from around the world

Including news from India, where women with disabilities took part in a running event to raise awareness of women’s health.

Surgical staff perform a cataract operation.
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Watch cataract surgery condensed into one and a half minutes

During a recent trip to Bangladesh, we filmed a time-lapse video of a Sightsavers cataract operation taking place at Khulna BNSB hospital.

Staff from Makeni Hospital's eyecare team smile for the camera.
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Meeting Sierra Leone’s miracle workers

In October 2017, Sightsavers staff visited Makeni Hospital in Sierra Leone to meet the amazing eye care workers your donations are helping to support.

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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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