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Three women, one of whom is using a wheelchair, holding up signs reading '#EqualUN for an equal world'.
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Why we’re calling for an equal UN

Globally, it’s recognised that people with disabilities are vulnerable to being left behind in efforts to eradicate poverty. Yet there’s still not enough progress being made.

A group of volunteers sit around a table in a village in Nigeria.
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Putting learning into practice: using research to reach people at risk of NTDs in Nigeria

Nigeria carries around 25 per cent of Africa’s NTD burden. However, progress is being made and research is playing a key role in helping to eliminate the diseases.

A large crowd of people standing in a conference hall with a banner promoting the Africa Health Agenda International Conference.
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Five takeaways from the Africa Health Agenda conference

The conference, in Rwanda, brought together more than 1,500 participants from all kinds of sectors, all working on ways of ensuring better health outcomes for everyone.

A close-up of two girls holding hands.
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“Grace gave me the courage to empower people with disabilities”

On International Women's Day, disability ambassador Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame remembers Grace Preko, her friend, sister and role model who showed her there was life after blindness.

An old black and white photo shows two people standing on a vast mountain landscape covered in snow.
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“We have met fear, and we have conquered it!”

The extraordinary story of a group of men with visual impairments from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in February 1969.

Health experts during a monitoring visit to Aru in Ituri North.
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Braving the odds to combat NTDs in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sightsavers surveillance manager Ndellejong Cosmas Ejong explains what has already been achieved in DRC, and how we’re pushing ahead to tackle these debilitating neglected tropical diseases.

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.
Sightsavers blog

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.

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