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How can we leave no one behind in health?

The Sustainable Development Goals were agreed at the UN by 193 member states, and the new international agenda that we’ve been working towards is now set.

Hilbret is sitting on a wooden chair outside. A health worker is leaning over her head, examining her eyes. She has a child sitting on her lap.
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Mapping marginalised communities: The Global Trachoma Mapping Project

The opportunity for global transformation heralded by the unanimous adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last month is vast.

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WASH and NTDs finally make it official

The World Health Organization has committed to support collaboration between WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and NTDs (neglected tropical diseases).

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Imagination in the making: the inclusion of disability in the SDGs

Leaders from the disability and civil society sectors came together to celebrate the inclusion of disability in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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“The participation of marginalised people is imperative”

The Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York featured two speeches on the importance of disability inclusion in achieving the goals.

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“All children count, but not all children are counted”

Sightsavers has signed a joint letter calling for new sources of data to ensure the global monitoring framework includes the needs of vulnerable children.

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Disability and data: how we can make progress

At an International Disability Alliance meeting in New York, Sightsavers’ Dominic Haslam shared our experience of collecting data disaggregated by disability.

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The SDGs: a massive step forward and a wake-up call

It’s the biggest week of the year for Sightsavers’ policy team, and they’ve been blogging about the run-up to the 2015 UN General Assembly in New York.

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Learning through innovation

Sightsavers’ strategy stresses that learning and innovation are essential to improve the quality of what we do.

Sankarlal walking with his son. He is wearing dark glasses, carrying a cane and has his hand on his 12 year old son's shoulder to guide him down a dusty road.
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United Nations General Assembly 2015

Sightsavers' policy team is attending the UNGA to witness the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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