Ndellejong Cosmas Eljong, Sightsavers’ technical adviser for schistosomiasis and intestinal worms, tells us via video about his work to fight parasitic worm infections and how deworming can have a huge impact on communities around the world.
In an interview for World Sight Day 2021, Sumrana Yasmin, Sightsavers’ global technical lead for eye health, talks to Mutave Mutemi about her work, the global eye health crisis and how we all have a part to play in addressing it.
The signing and passing into law of a new social decree that protects the rights of people with disabilities was years in the making. But how did we get to this historic moment?
Africa is behind on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, yet there are programmes already in place that can help to distribute vaccines in the continent.
The Keep Sight initiative shares its findings on how social behaviour change could address the problem of people losing their sight because of glaucoma.
The African Disability Protocol is unique to the continent and takes African practices and concerns into consideration so that the lives of people with disabilities improve.
As leaders from more than 80 countries gathered at the summit, Sightsavers highlighted the need for policy commitments on the rights of children with disabilities.
Audits were recently carried out in Ghana to assess whether two hospitals, including their mental health units, were meeting accessibility standards, and to identify areas for improvement.
Every year, as we examine progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, it is clear to see that setting ambition is easier than achieving it.
Sightsavers' Aissata Ndiaye shares key highlights from a discussion at the UN High-Level Political Forum about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.