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Deus Turyatemba stood in his office
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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.

A busy conference chamber at the United Nations.
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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.

A group of children playing a jumping game outdoors in Cameroon.
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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.

A photo of a large group of people, many of them using wheelchairs.
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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.

Three school children from Ghana smiling outside their school.
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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.

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

A group of participants from the Sudan Tropical Data training stand together for a photo.
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How health workers are gathering data to fight trachoma in conflict areas

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Health in Sudan invited eye health workers from Somalia and Libya to attend a training session to teach them how to gather data as part of the Tropical Data initiative.

View over the shoulder of a young woman who is reading a braille document with her hands.
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What’s so great about the Marrakesh Treaty?

Worldwide, only 1-7 per cent of published works are available in accessible formats, partly because of copyright law restrictions. This is often referred to as the ‘book famine’.

A close-up of people placing their hands on top of one another.
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12 tips to make health programmes inclusive for people with disabilities

Sightsavers hosted a workshop focusing on practical approaches to disability inclusion, where participants generated ideas to make sure healthcare is as inclusive as possible.

A man has his eyes checked at a screening camp in Kasungu, Malawi
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Treating hard-to-reach people: what we’ve learned from CATCH

The Coordinated Approach to Community Health programme, which finished in March 2019, has restored the sight of more than 21,000 people and generated a wealth of knowledge.

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