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Sightsavers project featured on BBC News

January 2014

A child having their eyes tested

Sightsavers’ trachoma mapping work, which is supported by the Department For International Development (DFID), has been included an article on BBC News.

Our trachoma mapping efforts will ultimately help us eliminate the disease, making the crucial difference between people being able to see again or losing their sight forever.

Read the BBC News article here.

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Baraka Ango standing in Nigeria with a dose pole.
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Kwaku Anim with his family in Ashanti, Ghana.
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Sayon smiling, she is sitting outside in the shade.
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