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Informing discussions on data and disability

How can lessons from our programmes inform discussions on data and disability? Data is a hot topic in development, with many discussions on its potential.

Pauline Thivillier, October 2014
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NTDs and disability: time for new thinking

I recently attended the NNN (NTD (neglected tropical disease) NGDO network) annual meeting, taking place this year in Paris.

Helen Hamilton, October 2014

The road to elimination: three stories from Mali

Last March, five regions in Mali were given ground-breaking news that would change the future of their communities.

Sightsavers, August 2014
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Campaign update: How’s the picture looking?

Although parliament’s a bit quiet at this time of year, we’re making sure the Put Us in the Picture campaign doesn’t fall off the agenda.

Natasha Kennedy, August 2014

Preparations in the field for disability disaggregation data collection

The suggestion that the North India office conduct a pilot in collecting disability disaggregated data excited me for two reasons.

Archana Bhambal, July 2014
Trichiasis patient Agnes John Milanzi at home the day after surgery. One of her young sons sits in the background.

Improving healthcare for all

On 10 July, Lynne Featherstone MP will be giving evidence to the UK Parliamentary Committee inquiry into health system strengthening.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2014
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2014: a landmark year for disability and development?

Today's announcement by the UK government will have a huge impact on many of the 800 million people living with disabilities in developing countries.

Dominic Haslam, June 2014
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Unintended consequences in health care

"I’ve been in Zambia these last two weeks looking at the eye healthcare system, and I’ve been reminded about the unintended consequences."

Andrew Griffiths, June 2014
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On the road to elimination

At a summit organised by the World Bank, we’ll be celebrating 40 years of health projects now treating 100 million people a year for onchocerciasis.

Simon Bush, June 2014
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Parliamentarians to UK government: make the right decision

As we await the government’s response to the call to prioritise disability within development, MPs have been urging the government to make the right choice.

Natasha Kennedy, June 2014
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