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Fighting disease

A patient undergoes surgery for trachoma in Zambia.

Neglected tropical diseases: policy brief

In this policy brief, Sightsavers outlines an integrated approach to tackling neglected tropical diseases, including the Global Trachoma Mapping Project.

A man gathers fresh water at a new well.

WASHing away blinding trachoma

A report outlining how challenges of trachoma, access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and poverty are mutually reinforcing.

A boy washes his face to prevent the spread of trachoma infection.

A SAFE way forward: Women, trachoma and WASH

You might be wondering why World Water Day is important for Sightsavers. It's because access to clean water and sanitation aids the prevention of blindness.

Helen Hamilton, March 2013
Two women and a man are carrying measuring sticks to calculate the dosage of Mectizan. Two of them are wearing high-vis tops.

Empowering communities to make their own difference

Some 102 million people are at at risk from river blindness, with 99 per cent of cases in Africa.

Simon Bush, August 2012
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