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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.

Pakistan delegates with the MIUSA team.

Exchanging ideas: exploring disability policy in the US and Pakistan

Over 10 days, we were given many opportunities to meet and exchange experiences with people in relation to disability policy, legislation and advocacy.

Munazza Gillani, May 2017
Picture of Simon Bush Director of NTD's

We’re making progress in the fight against neglected tropical diseases

Last week the spotlight was shone firmly on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The week kicked off with an announcement by UK Aid.

Simon Bush, April 2017
A group of seven men and two women standing/sitting in front of Countdown banners.

Countdown Nigeria: A model for conducting implementation research

Investigating the cost-effective scale-up of sustainable solutions to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases by 2020.

Sightsavers, April 2017
People standing and clapping in a lecture theatre.

Civil society forums are key to leaving no one behind

We’ve described Friday 25 September 2015 as an incredible and world-changing day. This was the day the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ross McMullan, March 2017
A girl holds a sign saying 'Sustainable Development Goals'.

Participatory research and the SDGs: what is Sightsavers doing?

How community-based participatory research in our programmes is working towards implementing the 2030 Agenda.

Margo Greenwood, March 2017
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