Antibiotics were distributed in the Menia region of northern Egypt, where nearly 10 per cent of children aged one to nine had symptoms of the disease.
The disease has been banished from key areas of Nigeria where it was once endemic, bringing it one step closer to being eliminated.
For more than 20 years, medication has been distributed in Cameroon to stop the spread of river blindness. Yet people are still testing positive for the disease. We wanted to know why.
In the past five years, the DFID SAFE trachoma programme has helped to protect and treat almost 3 million people in Zambia. Here’s what it has taught us.
Sightsavers’ CEO Dr Caroline Harper and the END Fund’s Sam Mayer presented a session looking at how countries are making huge strides towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases.
Mary, a dedicated mother of seven, used to work as a teacher. Now, she is saving sight in Asubende village in Ghana, by distributing medication to protect people from river blindness. Here you can meet some of the people she has helped.
In 2002 there were was about 1.5 billion people worldwide at risk of the eye disease. But new data from the World Health Organization shows this has fallen to just over 142 million people.
Sightsavers' river blindness and lymphatic filariasis programme has delivered 60 million treatments in four countries. Here’s what we’ve learned from the project.