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A woman with LF cleans her affected limb.

Catching the mosquitoes that spread lymphatic filariasis

How our research, which involves testing mosquitoes for signs of the disease, can ensure treatment is directed where it’s needed most.

Dr Rogers Nditanchou, September 2019
Handwashing

Why water matters: insights from an NTD expert

To mark World Water Week, Sightsavers technical director Geordie Woods explains how water is vital to prevent disease and save sight.

Sightsavers, August 2019
Hands applying an ointment to an older woman's eye.

Universal health coverage in Ghana: how can we really make progress?

At the heart of universal health care is equity, and a key question any country must ask when making roadmaps for UHC is who to include first.

Grace Antwi-Atsu, August 2019
In Zambia, a boy teaches his sister how to wash her face to prevent trachoma.

Trachoma in Zambia: insights from the SAFE programme

In the past five years, the DFID SAFE trachoma programme has helped to protect and treat almost 3 million people in Zambia. Here’s what it has taught us.

Glenda Mulenga, August 2019
Deus Turyatemba stood in his office

How I’m building a career as a blind person in Uganda

Deus Turyatemba of Standard Chartered shares his story of career progression, and explains the bank’s partnership with Sightsavers’ Inclusion Works programme.

Guest Blogger, July 2019
A busy conference chamber at the United Nations.

The UK Voluntary National Review: making progress or missing opportunities?

We welcome the UK using its VNR to reiterate its commitment to sustainable development, but we want to see more of an emphasis on listening to the voices of marginalised people.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2019
A group of children playing a jumping game outdoors in Cameroon.

The Inclusive Data Charter: one year on

The Charter's approach is simple: signatories decide the action they are going to take to ensure the data they collect and use includes disability.

Linsey Winter, July 2019
A photo of a large group of people, many of them using wheelchairs.

How Pakistan is keeping disability inclusion on the SDG agenda

Over two years, Sightsavers in Pakistan worked with strategic stakeholders and national partners to develop a voluntary national review report that focused on disability.

Munazza Gillani, July 2019
Three school children from Ghana smiling outside their school.

It’s all about the numbers: how economics is helping us to save sight in schools

By using economics, we can make sure our school eye screening programmes are affordable and efficient, ensuring thousands of children in poorer countries can get the eye care they need.

Guillaume Trotignon, July 2019
Julianah from Kogi, Nigeria stands outside a field near her home in Ajenejo, Kogi State Nigeria.

Putting people at the centre of our work to eliminate neglected tropical diseases

Sightsavers' river blindness and lymphatic filariasis programme has delivered 60 million treatments in four countries. Here’s what we’ve learned from the project.

Ron Bannerman, June 2019
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