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A man sitting in a chair, holding a white cane.

The white cane: from my adversary to my ally

"Had my white cane given me COVID-19? I began resenting it, but it was not possible to do away with it. The more ill I became, the more I needed it."

Sightsavers, October 2020
A man with glasses, smiling while sat in his truck.

Focusing on eye health as we build back from COVID will bring profit, not loss

Sightsavers' Sumrana Yasmin explains the cost-effectiveness of eye health interventions and the huge impact good sight has on the global economy.

Sumrana Yasmin, October 2020
Two trachoma patients wearing traditional clothing standing next to a vehicle in a landscape in Kenya.

Leaving no one behind in development programming

Moses Chege, Sightsavers Kenya country director, explains how Sightsavers and partners were able to reach the worst-effected people suffering from trachoma.

Moses Chege, October 2020
A young woman runs on a training track while a man times her with a stopwatch.

Why Paralympics documentary Rising Phoenix is a must-watch

The Paralympic Games and Paralympic movement are a critical force for change in the fight for the rights of people with disabilities to be upheld.

Ross McMullan, September 2020
The Tropical Data team working on trachoma surveys in Arusha in 2019.

Q&A with Sarah Boyd: how we are moving Tropical Data forward through COVID-19

We speak to Tropical Data’s data analyst, Sarah Boyd, to find out what she and the team have been working on while travel hasn’t been possible and many of us have been advised to stay at home.

Sightsavers, August 2020
A boy washes his face at a well in Turkana, Kenya. Good hygiene is key to reducing the incidence of Trachoma and other eye conditions.

World Water Week 2020: Bringing WASH and NTD sectors together will improve millions of lives

For World Water Week 2020, Sightsavers comes together with the Kenyan ministry of health to advocate for stronger partnerships between WASH and NTD sectors.

two women sit together talking. One is sitting in a wheelchair.

Sightsavers and disability inclusion: our journey so far

Five years on from the launch of our disability inclusion strategy, we are now in quite a different place as we plan our new approach.

Tracy Vaughan-Gough, August 2020
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking into a microphone.

“A devastating toll”: COVID-19 and intersecting forms of discrimination

COVID-19 has shown the need for systems to accommodate the new risks we face. Why not take the opportunity to build them back in a way that is inclusive?

An elderly woman and a younger woman sit next to a man who holds a clipboard, in a hospital waiting area.

Celebrating the Inclusive Data Charter’s second birthday

Linsey Winter shares how the Inclusive Data Charter is helping to accelerate action on collecting and using data that includes everyone.

Linsey Winter, July 2020
A group of people sit pointing and staring at a man who sits alone.

How participatory research can change the lives of people affected by NTDs

Martins Imhansoloeva, research coordinator, shares how participatory research is helping to capture the experiences of people with NTDs and can lead to better programme design.

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