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Why we need to make this summit count

The Global Disability Summit could be a sea change in attitude and action towards people with disabilities. Help us to make this change a reality.

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How participatory research is helping to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Analysis in Nigeria shows we must engage with communities more effectively if we want mass administration of NTD medicines to continue to be succesful.

A woman has her eyes examined by a male ophthalmologist.
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Lessons from our first inclusive eye health project

Sightsavers recently undertook a learning review to capture and consolidate what we’ve learned so far from our eye health pilot project in Bhopal, India.

Four Ghanaian women standing together.
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The CRPD: a world-changing convention

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) exists to defend the rights of people with disabilities. Here, CRPD nominee Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame shares her thoughts on its opportunities and challenges.

A five-year-old girl in Ethiopia has her eyes checked for trachoma.
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What if we eliminated one of the world’s oldest diseases?

Sightsavers CEO Caroline Harper says we could be just years away from one of the greatest achievements in human health: ridding the world of trachoma.

Close-up photo of hands reading braille.
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The UK disability summit: 100 days to go

It's 100 days until the world’s first global disability summit, hosted by the UK government’s Department for International Development.

Sightsavers ambassador Ben Quilter during a training run.
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“My top marathon tip? Convince yourself it’s not raining!”

World champion judoka Ben Quilter is running the London Marathon in 2018 to promote Sightsavers. Here, the Paralympic bronze medallist shares some essential training tips.

Sightsavers' Jo Howard, stands in the shade and talks to the villagers.
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Reaching children in rural Zambia

Sightsavers’ Jo Howard travelled to western Zambia to see first-hand the difference your support makes to people in some of the world’s rural communities.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.
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Why I’m standing for the UN disability committee

Growing up with visual impairment in Ghana, Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame experienced discrimination during her education and early employment years.

Students practice using measuring sticks to calculate drug dosages in Masindi, Uganda.
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Momentum is growing in the battle against NTDs, but we cannot be complacent

Sightsavers’ Simon Bush says that as we draw closer to eliminating NTDs, the next chapter will be the most challenging – yet also the most rewarding.

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