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Sightsavers and partners celebrate the first World NTD Day

The first World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day on 30 January 2020 kicked off a year of decisive action on NTDs.

January 2020
A group of female and male community volunteers stand for a portrait holding dose poles.

World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day 2020: highlights from around the world

On 30 January, Sightsavers joined in celebrations for the first ever World NTD Day around the world.

January 2020
A nurse helps wash a woman who has lymphatic filariasis wash her swollen leg.

Caring for patients in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo may have the highest burdens of neglected tropical diseases, but people on the ground are working to protect communities.

January 2020
A plush toy fly, snail, and worm are set up in a coconut-shy styled 'elimination' game,

Sightsavers to host Elimination Game at the Science Museum

Sightsavers will join the free Science Museum Lates event on 29 January, where visitors can try their hand at 'eliminating' tropical diseases.

January 2020
A large group of people stand with their awards for tackling river blindness in Nigeria.

Sightsavers wins award for its work to eliminate river blindness in Nigeria

The Nigerian ministry of health presented the award for Sightsavers' work to treat the disease in Kaduna State.

December 2019
Trachoma surgeon checks the eyes of a patient for signs of trachoma outside her home in Benin.

Accelerate: what’s been achieved in 2019

The Accelerate programme, which aims to eliminate trachoma in nine African countries by 2023, has made great progress in its first 12 months.

December 2019

Sightsavers rated a top charity by GiveWell for the fourth time

The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers’ deworming work in Africa for its cost-effectiveness and transparency.

November 2019
Caroline Harper, CEO of Sightsavers, holding a dose pole.

Dr Caroline Harper wins the first Hemingway Award

Sightsavers’ CEO was recognised for her work to help eliminate trachoma by transforming the way funding is secured.

November 2019
Eye surgeon Samson Lokele inspects a patient before her eye surgery.

Sightsavers’ pioneering work is showcased in new Science Museum exhibition

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the world’s largest medical gallery and will be on display for at least 30 years.

November 2019
A male Tropical Data trainer shows female trainee how to identify what trachoma follicles would look like by using small, circular, red stickers with five white dots on their thumbs.

Huge increase in Tropical Data surveys means more people are checked for trachoma

More than 700 surveys to track levels of blinding trachoma have been completed globally in the past year as part of the Tropical Data initiative.

October 2019