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A surgeon operates, using only the light of a window, on a patient to save their sight from trachoma.
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Photo of sight-saving surgery is nominated for prestigious UK prize

Adriane Ohanesian’s image of a surgeon operating on a teenager in a makeshift clinic has been put forward for the Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.

A wide shot of the rural landscape in Nasir, South Sudan. The fields are very wet and the grass is a lush green.
Sightsavers Reports

Saving sight in the world’s most remote locations

Trachoma, a painful eye disease, can be easily treated with antibiotics. But the challenge is reaching the people who need treatment, particularly if they live in remote areas such as Nadir in South Sudan.

A woman affected by lymphatic filariasis (LF) sits outside her home.
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Sightsavers’ research on NTDs and disability is published by Oxford University Press

The research, carried out by Sightsavers, looks at the relationship between disabilities and neglected tropical disease treatment.

A man has his eyes checked at a screening camp in Kasungu, Malawi
Sightsavers blog

Treating hard-to-reach people: what we’ve learned from CATCH

The Coordinated Approach to Community Health programme, which finished in March 2019, has restored the sight of more than 21,000 people and generated a wealth of knowledge.

School children in Kenya sing songs outside in the sunshine.
Sightsavers from the field

Meeting Kenya’s health heroes

Sightsavers’ Julie Jenner meets the teachers and students who are fighting disease and preventing blindness by teaching children about good hygiene.

A man with sore eyes looks at the camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Trachoma elimination in Africa: Lessons from two multi-country initiatives

An evaluative learning exercise of two initiatives to eliminate trachoma in ten African countries.

Jacob and Moses outside their village in Nigeria.
Sightsavers Reports

The father and son fighting tropical diseases in Nigeria

Meet Jacob and Moses, who are working together to protect their community from diseases such as river blindness.

A woman has a big smile after receiving trachoma surgery
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Trachoma elimination moves closer, a year after groundbreaking TED talk

In the year since Sightsavers' CEO gave a TED Talk about plans to eliminate trachoma, the continued fight to eliminate the disease moves closer.

Community designated distributors in Kaduna State, Nigeria pose for a photo outside the local health centre.
Sightsavers blog

Learning to adapt: what the UNITED programme has taught us

The UNITED programme has now come to an end, and has taught us numerous lessons that will inform future integrated neglected tropical disease programmes.

A sightsavers 4x4 crosses a rickety bridge over a river in River Sess County, Liberia.
Sightsavers from the field

Liberia five years on: saving sight in the aftermath of Ebola

Lincoln Gankpala, from the Liberian Ministry of Health, shares his experience of treating river blindness before, during and after the devastating Ebola outbreak that claimed thousands of lives.

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