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A group of villagers sit on the grass while waiting to be screened for eye conditions at a health centre in Uganda.

Eye health: the community approach

The CATCH programme aims to ensure that people in trachoma-endemic areas benefit from improved health through the provision of eye care services.

Sarah Bartlett, May 2017
Close-up of a man's face; he has a bandage over one eye.

Eye health evidence gap maps

Sightsavers gap maps show where evidence exists, or there are ‘gaps’ in the evidence on cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and refractive error.

Pakistan delegates with the MIUSA team.

Exchanging ideas: exploring disability policy in the US and Pakistan

Over 10 days, we were given many opportunities to meet and exchange experiences with people in relation to disability policy, legislation and advocacy.

Munazza Gillani, May 2017
Picture of Simon Bush Director of NTD's

We’re making progress in the fight against neglected tropical diseases

Last week the spotlight was shone firmly on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The week kicked off with an announcement by UK Aid.

Simon Bush, April 2017
A group of seven men and two women standing/sitting in front of Countdown banners.

Countdown Nigeria: A model for conducting implementation research

Investigating the cost-effective scale-up of sustainable solutions to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases by 2020.

Sightsavers, April 2017
People standing and clapping in a lecture theatre.

Civil society forums are key to leaving no one behind

We’ve described Friday 25 September 2015 as an incredible and world-changing day. This was the day the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ross McMullan, March 2017
A girl holds a sign saying 'Sustainable Development Goals'.

Participatory research and the SDGs: what is Sightsavers doing?

How community-based participatory research in our programmes is working towards implementing the 2030 Agenda.

Margo Greenwood, March 2017
A man with visual impairment talking on a mobile phone.

Development through economic empowerment: further commitment by DFID to people with disabilities

Sightsavers believes that people with disabilities can lift their families out of poverty if they are given the opportunities to be financially independent.

Ross McMullan, February 2017
A young male and female are standing on a dirt path.

Celebrating the milestones in beating NTDs at the fifth anniversary of the London Declaration

Five years ago I was one of the people that gathered together in London in a groundbreaking meeting to talk about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Simon Bush, January 2017
A woman collects data using a mobile phone.

In Cape Town, everybody counts

This week was the first ever UN World Data Forum in Cape Town. During three full days, experts explored how to measure progress towards the SDGs.

Dominic Haslam, January 2017
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