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A man pours clean water for a woman to wash her hands.

Our NTD experience will be invaluable for COVID vaccine rollout

Distributing neglected tropical disease (NTD) preventative treatments in Africa can teach us a lot about rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine.

Simon Bush, February 2021
Amina covers one eye with her hand and smiles after cataract surgery.

“Many people who would have gone blind have had their sight restored”

Project coordinator Magdalena Focus talks about the challenges and successes of the community inclusive eye health project in Tanzania in 2020.

Magdalena Focus, February 2021
A man wearing magnifying glasses over his eyes shines a torch into a toddler's eye during a trachoma survey.

Is data integration the answer to eliminating trachoma in Ethiopia?

Biruck Kebede, who leads Sightsavers’ NTD work in Ethiopia, explains how data can help to eliminate diseases such as trachoma.

Biruck Kebede, December 2020
The main debating chamber at the United Nations.

How does the UN disability committee election work?

An important election is taking place later in November that will have huge implications for the rights of people with disabilities across the world.  

Ross Gilligan, November 2020
A woman holds a sign saying #EqualUN.

“Gender and background make a huge difference in how we experience disability”

It is important to ensure gender balance and equity to ensure that women have the right to a voice.

Sif Holst, November 2020
Eufémia Amela smiles and holds a sign saying #EqualUN.

“Representation means speaking for ourselves”

It is important to ensure gender balance and equity to ensure that women have the right to a voice.

Eufémia Amela, November 2020
A poster that says 'COVID has not gone away' and showcasing one-meter social distancing.

How the WASH initiative adapted to respond to COVID-19

Together with ministries and other organisations, Sightsavers has been working on COVID-19 behavioural messaging campaigns in nine African countries to reach millions of people across radio, television, social media and via billboards and leaflets.

Pelagie Boko-Collins, November 2020
A man wearing a mask gives a demonstration to distributors in a school classroom.

COVID-19 and NTD innovation

RAMA is a new risk assessment and mitigation action tool enabling us and government partners to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 and restart treatment.

Phil Downs, October 2020
A man sitting in a chair, holding a white cane.

The white cane: from my adversary to my ally

"Had my white cane given me COVID-19? I began resenting it, but it was not possible to do away with it. The more ill I became, the more I needed it."

Sightsavers, October 2020
A man with glasses, smiling while sat in his truck.

Focusing on eye health as we build back from COVID will bring profit, not loss

Sightsavers' Sumrana Yasmin explains the cost-effectiveness of eye health interventions and the huge impact good sight has on the global economy.

Sumrana Yasmin, October 2020
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