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A group of participants from the Sudan Tropical Data training stand together for a photo.

How health workers are gathering data to fight trachoma in conflict areas

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Health in Sudan invited eye health workers from Somalia and Libya to attend a training session to teach them how to gather data as part of the Tropical Data initiative.

Cristina Jimenez, June 2019
View over the shoulder of a young woman who is reading a braille document with her hands.

What’s so great about the Marrakesh Treaty?

Worldwide, only 1-7 per cent of published works are available in accessible formats, partly because of copyright law restrictions. This is often referred to as the ‘book famine’.

A close-up of people placing their hands on top of one another.

12 tips to make health programmes inclusive for people with disabilities

Sightsavers hosted a workshop focusing on practical approaches to disability inclusion, where participants generated ideas to make sure healthcare is as inclusive as possible.

Andrea Pregel, June 2019
A man has his eyes checked at a screening camp in Kasungu, Malawi

Treating hard-to-reach people: what we’ve learned from CATCH

The Coordinated Approach to Community Health programme, which finished in March 2019, has restored the sight of more than 21,000 people and generated a wealth of knowledge.

Moses Chege, May 2019
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame smiling, holding up a placard reading '#EqualUN for an equal world'.

An insider’s guide to the UN disability committee

UN disability committee member Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame talks about her first official committee meeting and gives an insight into how the UN system works.

A group of children sit in a line on a bench waiting to be tested for river blindness.

How an innovative school programme is improving health in Liberia

Sightsavers' integrated school health programme aims to improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through deworming and eye screening.

Adoley Sonii, May 2019
Community designated distributors in Kaduna State, Nigeria pose for a photo outside the local health centre.

Learning to adapt: what the UNITED programme has taught us

The UNITED programme has now come to an end, and has taught us numerous lessons that will inform future integrated neglected tropical disease programmes.

Safiya Sanda, April 2019
Disabled People’s Organisation leaders, Sightsavers staff and medical practitioners workers outside a hospital along with Camilo Morreira.

“Nothing about us without us”: improving access to health care in Mozambique

Through Sightsavers’ inclusive health project in Nampula, Camilo Morreira shares his work to ensure that health care facilities are accessible for people with disabilities.

Camilo Morreira, April 2019
A group of people stand together outside, talking.

Four takeaways from the Zero project in Vienna

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.

Laurène Leclercq, April 2019
A panel of six people sit on a stage in front of an auditorium half full of guests.

Joining the dots on universal health coverage

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.

Emma Mulhern, April 2019
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