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The UK disability summit: 100 days to go

It's 100 days until the world’s first global disability summit, hosted by the UK government’s Department for International Development.

Dominic Haslam, April 2018
Sightsavers ambassador Ben Quilter during a training run.

“My top marathon tip? Convince yourself it’s not raining!”

World champion judoka Ben Quilter is running the London Marathon in 2018 to promote Sightsavers. Here, the Paralympic bronze medallist shares some essential training tips.

Sightsavers, April 2018
Sightsavers' Jo Howard, stands in the shade and talks to the villagers.

Reaching children in rural Zambia

Sightsavers’ Jo Howard travelled to western Zambia to see first-hand the difference your support makes to people in some of the world’s rural communities.

Jo Howard, March 2018
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.

Why I’m standing for the UN disability committee

Growing up with visual impairment in Ghana, Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame experienced discrimination during her education and early employment years.

Students practice using measuring sticks to calculate drug dosages in Masindi, Uganda.

Momentum is growing in the battle against NTDs, but we cannot be complacent

Sightsavers’ Simon Bush says that as we draw closer to eliminating NTDs, the next chapter will be the most challenging – yet also the most rewarding.

Simon Bush, January 2018
Seven-year-old Dorcas celebrates with the villagers after receiving her treatment for NTDs.

Partnership: the key to eliminating neglected tropical diseases

Dr Philip Downs, Sightsavers Technical Director for NTDs, explains how working together will help us tackle these debilitating diseases for good.

Dr Philip Downs, January 2018
A cataract patient is led into hospital by a doctor in Mozambique.

Inclusive eye health in Mozambique: an exciting new beginning

Andrea Pregel shares his experiences of planning Sightsavers’ new initiative in Nampula, which will provide free eye care to thousands of people.

Andrea Pregel, January 2018
A young boy wearing a colourful face mask and a bright yellow jumper covers hish right eye with his hand during an eye test.

The challenges facing health and education in Liberia

In 2013 a devastating Ebola outbreak decimated Liberia's already fragile healthcare system. Yet during this period, Sightsavers continued to operate.

Imran Khan, August 2017

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.

Art student painting the Inclusive Eye Health mural in Bhopal.

Young artists get creative to promote disability inclusion

Art students in Bhopal painted striking murals along the wall of a hospital to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Andrea Pregel, December 2016
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