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Why 2020 will be a critical year for universal health coverage

We end 2019 on a tide of political momentum and optimism that health for all is achievable. In 2020, this must be translated into action in national contexts.

Emma Mulhern, December 2019
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Celebrating our supporters on National Philanthropy Day

Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper thanks all the philanthropists who have made the decision to support our work, helping us to fulfil our mission.

Caroline Harper, November 2019
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A journey, not a destination: eye health integration in Pakistan

Following simple steps can help decision-makers and donors to improve the system further, helping millions of people in need of eye care services in rural areas.

Itfaq Khaliq Khan, November 2019
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Cracking the code: using technology to improve mass drug administration in Zimbabwe

Sightsavers' Sarah Bartlett explains how technology – in various forms – helps us to keep track of the complex logistics involved with large trachoma treatment campaigns.

Sarah Bartlett, October 2019
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Including people with disabilities in African political life

Our research shows that a lack of education and financial resources, social stigma and inaccessible physical infrastructure mean fewer people with disabilities are participating in politics in Africa.

Bhavisha Virendrakumar, October 2019
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Why I support Sightsavers' Equal World disability rights campaign

A lot of people with disabilities grow up not knowing that they have the same right to education and employment as everyone else – we need to change this. My message to other people with disabilities is: We Can.

Atugonza Milton, October 2019
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It’s time for action on universal health coverage

Each year in low and middle income countries, eight million people die of conditions that should be treatable. That’s why commitment to universal health coverage is so important.

Juliet Milgate, September 2019
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Catching the mosquitoes that spread lymphatic filariasis

Sightsavers’ research, which involves testing mosquitoes for signs of the disease, can help us to ensure treatment is directed where it’s needed most.

Dr Rogers Nditanchou, September 2019
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Why water matters: insights from an NTD expert

To mark World Water Week, Sightsavers technical director Geordie Woods explains how water is vital to prevent disease and save sight.

Sightsavers, August 2019
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Universal health coverage in Ghana: how can we really make progress?

At the heart of universal health care is equity, and a key question any country must ask when making roadmaps for UHC is who to include first.

Grace Antwi-Atsu, August 2019
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