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Author archives: Sarah Bartlett

Eye health workers in Ethiopia gather data using mobile phone.

Cracking the code: using technology to improve mass drug administration in Zimbabwe

Sightsavers' Sarah Bartlett explains how technology – in various forms – helps us to keep track of the complex logistics involved with large trachoma treatment campaigns.

Sarah Bartlett, October 2019
Two smiling children from the Yendi district in Ghana wave their hands in the air.

What we’ve learned from trachoma elimination in Ghana

Sarah Bartlett discusses Sightsavers’ involvement in this milestone, what we’ve learned from the experience and the work that lies ahead.

Sarah Bartlett, September 2018
A group of villagers sit on the grass while waiting to be screened for eye conditions at a health centre in Uganda.

Eye health: the community approach

The CATCH programme aims to ensure that people in trachoma-endemic areas benefit from improved health through the provision of eye care services.

Sarah Bartlett, May 2017

Research sleuths: how we investigate blips in our NTD elimination projects

How do we react when outcomes aren’t what we expect? The mystery of Cameroon’s Western Region sheds light on the process. 

Sarah Bartlett, April 2016
An eye health worker looks at his mobile phone.

A brave new world of data

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project showed that public health can benefit from technology and standardisation to cut costs and respond to local needs.

Sarah Bartlett, February 2016
A young girl leans over a barrel of water, with Sightsavers' logo on it. She is washing her face outside with soapy water.

WASH and NTDs finally make it official

The World Health Organization has committed to support collaboration between WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and NTDs (neglected tropical diseases).

Sarah Bartlett, October 2015