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Join Sightsavers in Dublin to celebrate a billion treatments

December 2017
Dorcas helps her grandfather, Simon, back home.

Sightsavers is celebrating its one billionth treatment delivered to people affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with a public event at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin on 12 December.

The free event, which starts at 5.30pm, is open to members of the public, and will feature footage of the one billionth treatment being administered, to seven-year-old Dorcas from Nigeria.

Dorcas’s grandfather was blinded by an NTD, but thanks to the treatments that Sightsavers and partners have provided, Dorcas is now protected from the disease. The video shows how the family’s community is coming together to eliminate NTDs.

Partners who have helped us reach this milestone will also speak at the event, and Salimata Bocoum, Sightsavers’ Senegal Country Director, will share her experience of efforts to eliminate the diseases in her country. An exhibition will highlight the stories of people affected by NTDs and how their lives have been transformed by the treatments.

The Dublin event is part of global celebrations to mark the occasion, with events also taking place in London and Nigeria.

 

Join the celebrations!

When?
Tuesday 12 December, 5.30pm.

Where?
Cusack Stand, Croke Park, Dublin. The event space is fully accessible for wheelchair users and free parking is available.

To register for free tickets, email [email protected] or click the link below.

Register for tickets

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