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

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

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

A group of people stand together outside, talking.
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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.

A panel of six people sit on a stage in front of an auditorium half full of guests.
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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.

Aminata stands at the blackboard, holding a ruler to point out words.
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How can the UK become a leader in sustainable development?

All the evidence from the International Development Committee hearing showed that the UK has not done enough on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Three women, one of whom is using a wheelchair, holding up signs reading '#EqualUN for an equal world'.
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Why we’re calling for an equal UN

Globally, it’s recognised that people with disabilities are vulnerable to being left behind in efforts to eradicate poverty. Yet there’s still not enough progress being made.

A group of volunteers sit around a table in a village in Nigeria.
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Putting learning into practice: using research to reach people at risk of NTDs in Nigeria

Nigeria carries around 25 per cent of Africa’s NTD burden. However, progress is being made and research is playing a key role in helping to eliminate the diseases.

A large crowd of people standing in a conference hall with a banner promoting the Africa Health Agenda International Conference.
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Five takeaways from the Africa Health Agenda conference

The conference, in Rwanda, brought together more than 1,500 participants from all kinds of sectors, all working on ways of ensuring better health outcomes for everyone.

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