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A girl is washing her hands under a yellow container.

Lessons from Uganda: how educating communities about hygiene can help to combat trachoma

Trachoma is easily transmitted from person to person, so good hygiene is vital to prevent the disease spreading.

Leah Wohlgemuth, October 2017
The EYElliance delegation, including Sightsavers’ Imran Khan, meet President Sirleaf in Monrovia in July 2017.

The challenges facing health and education in Liberia

In 2013 a devastating Ebola outbreak decimated Liberia's already fragile healthcare system. Yet during this period, Sightsavers continued to operate.

Imran Khan, August 2017
A group of trichiasis patients sit outside the health centre in Mwase village.

From flash floods to lion attacks: all in a day’s work in Zambia

Sightsavers’ Julia Strong travelled to Zambia to see how the trachoma elimination project is helping local communities and restoring people’s sight.

Julia Strong, July 2017
An empty debating chamber in the UN building in New York.

Four lessons: what we learned at the High-Level Political Forum

At the the UN’s High-Level Political Forum in New York, Sightsavers’ priority is to learn from other countries in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2017
Anuradha Pareek, a 32-year-old lady from India, is standing in a draw way smiling.

Engagement and participation: the keys to the SDGs

Anuradha Pareek, a disability advocate and local government councillor in Bikaner, India, delivered a speech via video to a Sightsavers event at the High-Level Political Forum in New York.

Sightsavers, July 2017
A close-up of a man working on a construction site, laying cement onto bricks to build a wall.

Inclusion inspiration – from the construction industry?

Tracy Vaughan-Gough attended a construction-industry conference on diversity that showcased the achievements of companies that have embraced inclusion.

Tracy Vaughan-Gough, July 2017
A picture of a brown river with trees hanging over it.

Test and treat: tackling river blindness in Cameroon

Sightsavers is trialling an alternative strategy: rather than treating entire populations, the aim is to test residents first to see if they have the disease.

Ruth Dixon, June 2017
Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.

“Some governments are still leaving the majority of us behind”

Advocacy Advisor Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaks at the 10th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Guest Blogger, June 2017
A group of villagers sit on the grass while waiting to be screened for eye conditions at a health centre in Uganda.

Eye health: the community approach

The CATCH programme aims to ensure that people in trachoma-endemic areas benefit from improved health through the provision of eye care services.

Sarah Bartlett, May 2017
Close-up of a man's face; he has a bandage over one eye.

Eye health evidence gap maps

Sightsavers gap maps show where evidence exists, or there are ‘gaps’ in the evidence on cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and refractive error.

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