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We’re making progress in the fight against neglected tropical diseases

Last week the spotlight was shone firmly on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The week kicked off with an announcement by UK Aid.

Simon Bush, April 2017
Simon Peter Otoyo

International media highlight Sightsavers’ work

Sightsavers’ efforts to eliminate NTDs and support people with disabilities to live independent lives were featured in internationally influential media.

April 2017
A trainer in Uganda shows a student how to use a measuring stick to calculate drug dosages.

WHO shows progress made on eliminating neglected tropical diseases

The number of people at risk from neglected tropical diseases has fallen by 20 per cent in the past five years, according to WHO.

April 2017
A group of seven men and two women standing/sitting in front of Countdown banners.

Countdown Nigeria: A model for conducting implementation research

Investigating the cost-effective scale-up of sustainable solutions to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases by 2020.

Sightsavers, April 2017
Priti Patel

Sightsavers welcomes DFID’s commitment to eliminating disease

Sightsavers has welcomed a speech made by International Development Secretary Priti Patel, which set out her priorities for UK development.

March 2017
A group of children

Sightsavers featured in Financial Times

Leading international newspaper the Financial Times has included Sightsavers’ work in an article about what is known as ‘effective altruism’.

March 2017
A patient being examined for trachoma

Global Trachoma Mapping Project inspires tropical data initiative

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project has come to an end after seeing hundreds of surveyors collect and transmit data from 2.6 million people in 29 countries.

February 2017
A group of community-directed distributors from Zamfara State, Nigeria.

Sightsavers celebrates progress against neglected tropical diseases

Sightsavers has joined its partners to celebrate the progress made towards beating some of the world’s most painful and blinding diseases.

February 2017
A young male and female are standing on a dirt path.

Celebrating the milestones in beating NTDs at the fifth anniversary of the London Declaration

Five years ago I was one of the people that gathered together in London in a groundbreaking meeting to talk about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Simon Bush, January 2017
A woman is treated for trachoma

Conrad Hilton funding helps bring Mali closer to eliminating trachoma

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has boosted commitment to tackling neglected tropical diseases with new grants to help wipe out trachoma in Mali and Niger.

January 2017
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