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Sisters Barikisu and Ayishetu sit outside their home with bandages covering their eyes, following their trachoma operation.
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Why universal health coverage is vital to fight extreme poverty

It is estimated that half the world still lacks access to essential health services, and that’s why Universal Health Coverage Day is so important.

Visually impaired children sitting at a classroom desk.
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Leaving fewer people behind: our progress on disability inclusion

Great progress has been made in the past five years on disability-inclusive global development, but it’s critical we don’t lose momentum.

Four women chatting on a dirt road in Uganda. One uses a white cane, one has restricted growth and one uses a wheelchair.
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The little campaign that has made a huge difference

As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of our disability rights campaign, Sightsavers’ Natasha Kennedy looks back to when it began.

Nanny Powers stands in the street holding her voting card.
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A battle to reach the ballot box: Cameroon’s growing disability movement

As Cameroon prepares for its general election, Sightsavers Country Director Joseph Oye explains why he hopes more people with disabilities will vote.

Nine year old Sonali smiles to camera
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We’re making huge progress on avoidable blindness, but we still have work to do

Sightsavers’ Charity Dandak reflects on our achievements through the Seeing is Believing programme, and highlights the challenges we still face to tackle avoidable blindness.

Two smiling children from the Yendi district in Ghana wave their hands in the air.
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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.

An eye care worker holding a notepad with a phone resting on top.
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What it means to work in a team gathering data to eliminate trachoma

Sightsavers’ Cristina Jimenez shares her thoughts on the pioneering Tropical Data project, which helps to identify where trachoma treatment is needed.

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Why we need to make this summit count

The Global Disability Summit could be a sea change in attitude and action towards people with disabilities. Help us to make this change a reality.

A hand-drawn map showing buildings and roads.
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How participatory research is helping to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Analysis in Nigeria shows we must engage with communities more effectively if we want mass administration of NTD medicines to continue to be succesful.

A woman has her eyes examined by a male ophthalmologist.
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Lessons from our first inclusive eye health project

Sightsavers recently undertook a learning review to capture and consolidate what we’ve learned so far from our eye health pilot project in Bhopal, India.

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