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Audience members at the 2018 Global Disability Summit with their backs to the camera, looking at screens with the text 'Global Disability Summit'.

Data and the Global Disability Summit: how to make sure commitments lead to change

Sightsavers' Tichafara Chisaka explains how the upcoming summit presents an opportunity to step up our efforts and make progress on disability inclusion.

Tichafara Chisaka, February 2022
A panel of six speakers sit on stage at the Global Disability Summit in 2018.

The Global Disability Summit: views from Pakistan and Kenya

Our country office teams in Pakistan and Kenya spoke to the organisations of people with disabilities they work with about their hopes for the upcoming Global Disability Summit.

Sightsavers, February 2022
A group of young people sit around a table, talking together. The group includes both men and women, and most of the group members are wearing smart business clothes.

Advancing disability data in Kenya through partnership

Sightsavers worked with the Kenyan government and partners to create the country’s first inclusive data action plan, which will help collect high-quality data about people with disabilities and the barriers they face.

Moses Chege, December 2021
A screengrab from a video chat, showing Alyssa Marriner and Cosmas Ejong.

How can deworming change the world?

Ndellejong Cosmas Eljong, Sightsavers’ technical adviser for schistosomiasis and intestinal worms, tells us via video about his work to fight parasitic worm infections and how deworming can have a huge impact on communities around the world.

Sightsavers, November 2021
A screengrab from Sumrana Yasmin and Mutave Mutemi video interview.

What do we mean by the global eye health crisis?

In an interview for World Sight Day 2021, Sumrana Yasmin, Sightsavers’ global technical lead for eye health, talks to Mutave Mutemi about her work, the global eye health crisis and how we all have a part to play in addressing it.

Sightsavers, October 2021
Five people, including the President of the Association des People of Small Size and the President of the Malian Union of the Blind, smile at the camera.

The last five years: Mali’s journey to protect the rights of people with disabilities

The signing and passing into law of a new social decree that protects the rights of people with disabilities was years in the making. But how did we get to this historic moment?

Daouda Kone, October 2021
A man is given the COVID-19 vaccine by a health care worker.

Why Africa doesn’t need to suffer the brunt of vaccine inequality

Africa is behind on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, yet there are programmes already in place that can help to distribute vaccines in the continent.

Ndelle Ngabe Makoge, September 2021
A man sitting on a hospital bed is interviewed by a Sightsavers staff member.

‘Prevention is better than cure’: How social behaviour change prevents glaucoma blindness

The Keep Sight initiative shares its findings on how social behaviour change could address the problem of people losing their sight because of glaucoma.

Selben Penzin, September 2021
A young boy smiles and waves at the camera.

The African Disability Protocol: a call to leave no one behind

The African Disability Protocol is unique to the continent and takes African practices and concerns into consideration so that the lives of people with disabilities improve.

Grace Antwi-Atsu, August 2021
A young girl raising her hand in a classroom.

Global Education Summit: what did Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign call for?

As leaders from more than 80 countries gathered at the summit, Sightsavers highlighted the need for policy commitments on the rights of children with disabilities.

Sightsavers, August 2021
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