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A woman holding a child, smiling and standing outside a thatched dwelling.

WASHing away blinding trachoma

This week, GET2020, the WHO-led international Alliance for Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 is meeting at the World Health Organization headquarters.

Helen Hamilton, April 2013
A group of people standing in a slum area in Dhaka.

Voices of the Marginalised

This research provides a real opportunity to ensure the needs of marginalised populations are included in development initiatives such as the MDGs.

Marion Steff, April 2013
A child's eyes are examined by a nurse.

Strengthening eye health: a focus for health systems

A report detailing how improving eye health and reducing blindness is achievable, cost-effective and contributes significantly to poverty reduction.

A woman smiling after a succesful trachoma operation.

Elimination of blinding trachoma

To fast track the elimination of blinding trachoma in 24 countries; 22 in Africa and 2 countries in Asia - Pakistan and India - by 2020.

Patients waiting to attend a trachoma clinic.

A SAFE solution: Sightsavers’ fast-track initiative to eliminate blinding trachoma

A Sightsavers initiative outlining objectives to eliminate trachoma, which, according to the International Coalition for Trachoma Control, affects at least 110 million people living in areas where trachoma is endemic.

Two young sisters who wear glasses attend school in India.

Policy brief: eye health in children

A policy brief outlining how school eye health needs to be fully integrated into both wider school health and eye health programmes.

A doctor performs cataract surgery in Tanzania.

Cataract services policy 2010

A policy guide by Sightsavers describing how services for cataract fit strategically with the international health agenda.

A health worker uses eye care equipment in Malawi.

Human resources for health and international migration

A document outlining Sightsavers' position on the shortage of health care workers in developing countries, caused in part by increasing migration.

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