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.
All the evidence from the International Development Committee hearing showed that the UK has not done enough on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
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.
Disability ambassador Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame remembers Grace Preko, her friend, sister and role model who showed her there was life after blindness.
Sightsavers surveillance manager Ndellejong Cosmas Ejong explains what has already been achieved in DRC, and how we’re pushing ahead to tackle these debilitating neglected tropical diseases.
It is estimated that half the world still lacks access to essential health services, and that’s why Universal Health Coverage Day is so important.