UN disability committee member Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame talks about her first official committee meeting and gives an insight into how the UN system works.
Sightsavers' integrated school health programme aims to improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through deworming and eye screening.
The UNITED programme has now come to an end, and has taught us numerous lessons that will inform future integrated neglected tropical disease programmes.
Through Sightsavers’ inclusive health project in Nampula, Camilo Morreira shares his work to ensure that health care facilities are accessible for people with disabilities.
If people with disabilities cannot make their voices heard, they will be systematically excluded from access to services. It would make a huge difference if their needs and ideas were considered from the very beginning.
As momentum gathers towards the High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage in September, it is critical that dialogue taking place at other related meetings and events is aligned.
All the evidence from the International Development Committee hearing showed that the UK has not done enough on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
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.
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.