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Strong health systems: will they ever be more than a pipe dream?

This week I’ve been attending the WHO’s 136th Executive Board meeting.

Elaine Ireland, January 2014

Times appeal: changing lives in Kenya

In the third and final post in our series, Sightsavers’ Freya Paleit visits our programmes in Kenya.

Freya Paleit, January 2014

Times appeal: saving sight in Senegal

In the second of three posts, Julie Jenner reports on her visit to our programmes in Senegal.

Julie Jenner, January 2014
Group doing jazz hands into camera.

Times appeal: tackling trachoma in Ghana

In the first of our series of blogs Julie Jenner visits our programmes in Ghana.

Julie Jenner, December 2013

Put disability in the picture

Across the world, people with disabilities are being excluded from development work. At least, we think they are – but no one bothers to count them.

Dominic Haslam, December 2013
A teenage boy wearing dark glasses smiling and sitting a a desk in a classroom.

We can also make change

"If you have a strong livelihood or access to resources you are generally less vulnerable to the impacts of a hazard than someone who does not."

Fred Smith, November 2013
A community distributor holding a dose pole.

The power of partnerships

Last month, Sightsavers hosted the NNN meeting in Brighton.

Helen Hamilton, October 2013
A young boy wearing dark glasses, laughing.

Why we need to support the eye health workforce

This World Sight Day, Sightsavers is focusing on the global acute shortage of eye health and health workers.

Juliet Milgate, October 2013
A women wearing a Sightsavers t-shirt stands near a river.

Changing lives in Cameroon

Sightsavers staff travel to Cameroon to mark a milestone in the fight against river blindness: distribution of the 250 millionth Mectizan® treatment.

Sightsavers, August 2013
A group of children smiling, sitting with an adult outside a building.

Inclusive early education in Malawi

I travelled to Malawi to visit some of Sightsavers’ programmes. Travelling with me were two British Labour MPs – Ivan Lewis and Dame Tessa

Sightsavers, August 2013
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