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Author archives: Andrea Pregel

Three women communicate using sign language.

We must make the COVID-19 response inclusive for people with disabilities. Here’s how.

If you are an organisation working to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, here are our top nine tips to ensure people with disabilities are not left behind.

Andrea Pregel, May 2020
A group of Disabled Person Organisation (DPO) representatives meet in Nairobi, Kenya for advocacy training and planning as part of the Inclusive Futures initiative.

#DisabilityC19 Twitter chat

Sightsavers' Andrea Pregel talks through the highlights of a Twitter chat around disability and COVID-19.

Andrea Pregel, April 2020
A close-up of people placing their hands on top of one another.

12 tips to make health programmes inclusive for people with disabilities

Sightsavers hosted a workshop focusing on practical approaches to disability inclusion, where participants generated ideas to make sure healthcare is as inclusive as possible.

Andrea Pregel, June 2019
A cataract patient is led into hospital by a doctor in Mozambique.

Inclusive eye health in Mozambique: an exciting new beginning

Andrea Pregel shares his experiences of planning Sightsavers’ new initiative in Nampula, which will provide free eye care to thousands of people.

Andrea Pregel, January 2018
Art student putting finishing touches to the Inclusive Eye Health mural in Bhopal.

Young artists get creative to promote disability inclusion

Art students in Bhopal painted striking murals along the wall of a hospital to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Andrea Pregel, December 2016