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Times appeal: tackling trachoma in Ghana

In the first of our series of blogs Julie Jenner visits our programmes in Ghana.

Julie Jenner, December 2013

Put disability in the picture

Across the world, people with disabilities are being excluded from development work. At least, we think they are – but no one bothers to count them.

Dominic Haslam, December 2013
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We can also make change

"If you have a strong livelihood or access to resources you are generally less vulnerable to the impacts of a hazard than someone who does not."

Fred Smith, November 2013
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The power of partnerships

Last month, Sightsavers hosted the NNN meeting in Brighton.

Helen Hamilton, October 2013
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Why we need to support the eye health workforce

This World Sight Day, Sightsavers is focusing on the global acute shortage of eye health and health workers.

Juliet Milgate, October 2013
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Changing lives in Cameroon

Sightsavers staff travel to Cameroon to mark a milestone in the fight against river blindness: distribution of the 250 millionth Mectizan® treatment.

Sightsavers, August 2013
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Inclusive early education in Malawi

I travelled to Malawi to visit some of Sightsavers’ programmes. Travelling with me were two British Labour MPs – Ivan Lewis and Dame Tessa

Sightsavers, August 2013

Teachers for all

Millions of children with disabilities are currently excluded from education opportunities because of a shortage of teachers trained to support them.

Sunit Bagree, July 2013
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WASHing away blinding trachoma

This week, GET2020, the WHO-led international Alliance for Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 is meeting at the World Health Organization headquarters.

Helen Hamilton, April 2013
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Voices of the Marginalised

This research provides a real opportunity to ensure the needs of marginalised populations are included in development initiatives such as the MDGs.

Marion Steff, April 2013
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