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History in the making: the launch of the Malawi Trachoma Elimination Programme

16 October was an exciting day for the people of Kasungu District in Malawi. They witnessed the launch of the Malawi Trachoma Elimination Programme.

October 2014
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NTDs and disability: time for new thinking

I recently attended the NNN (NTD (neglected tropical disease) NGDO network) annual meeting, taking place this year in Paris.

Helen Hamilton, October 2014
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iReflect on Social Inclusion

A review of Sightsavers’ organisation-wide process to develop a global strategy on social inclusion aligned to strategies in eye health and education.

Drugs being distributed to locals in Nigeria

Milestone moment for 0.7% UK aid target

A law has been put in place to ensure that the UK meets the global obligation of earmarking 0.7 per cent of its GDP for international development projects.

September 2014
A man standing next to a long stick used for determining medicine doses.

On the road to elimination

At a summit organised by the World Bank, we’ll be celebrating 40 years of health projects now treating 100 million people a year for onchocerciasis.

Simon Bush, June 2014
Sightsavers appeal in Nigeria. Galadi, a village close to the border with Niger, 2 hours drive from Gusau, Zamfara state.Locals distribute drugs provided by Sightsavers door-to-door.

Sightsavers-led project aims to distribute 110 million NTD treatments in Nigeria

Sightsavers-led project aims to distribute 110 million NTD treatments in Nigeria

May 2014

Collaboration with the WASH sector is key

We think about the challenges of working in the field of infectious diseases and how working alongside those in the water sector could improve impacts.

Helen Hamilton, March 2014
Peter Joseph lying on a bed in the men's ward after having had cataract operations, performed by Dr Gerald, one of Malawi's few eye surgeons. Nsanje Hospital, Nsanje, Malawi. Peter's son January (right) cycled him 12 hours to get to the hospital.

Sightsavers welcomes new WHO report focus

The report places a strong focus on what is needed to deliver the ambitious 2020 NTD Roadmap Targets.

January 2014
A child having their eyes tested

Sightsavers project featured on BBC News

Sightsavers’ trachoma mapping work, which is supported by the Department For International Development (DFID), has been included an article on BBC News.

January 2014
A community distributor holding a dose pole.

The power of partnerships

Last month, Sightsavers hosted the NNN meeting in Brighton.

Helen Hamilton, October 2013
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