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Health heroes: the women working to eliminate NTDs

What do Evodia, Abena and Mariama all have in common? They’re three of the millions of women in the fight against infectious diseases of poverty.

Helen Hamilton, March 2016
A child in Senegal holds antibiotic tablets in his hand.

Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP): end-of-project evaluation

The aim of the three-year GTMP was to map the prevalence of trachoma using smartphones, across all endemic areas worldwide.

A man looks into a eye testing machine.

UNITED programme: mid-term evaluation

This evaluation assesses the performance of the Northern Nigeria Integrated NTDs Control (UNITED) programme to see if objectives are being met.

An eye health worker looks at his mobile phone.

A brave new world of data

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project showed that public health can benefit from technology and standardisation to cut costs and respond to local needs.

Sarah Bartlett, February 2016
Emmanuel.

Emmanuel’s story

Meet 60-year-old Emmanuel, who lost his sight while earning a living as a fisherman after he contracted a disease called river blindness.

A woman with a bandage over her eye smiles at the camera.

IZUMI Foundation supports Sightsavers’ fight to eliminate trachoma in Mali

The Foundation has awarded Sightsavers a grant of $348,000 to support its mission to eliminate the neglected tropical disease from five regions of Mali.

November 2015
Hilbret is sitting on a wooden chair outside. A health worker is leaning over her head, examining her eyes. She has a child sitting on her lap.

Mapping marginalised communities: The Global Trachoma Mapping Project

The opportunity for global transformation heralded by the unanimous adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last month is vast.

Helen Hamilton, October 2015
A young girl leans over a barrel of water, with Sightsavers' logo on it. She is washing her face outside with soapy water.

WASH and NTDs finally make it official

The World Health Organization has committed to support collaboration between WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and NTDs (neglected tropical diseases).

Sarah Bartlett, October 2015

WHO unveils global plan to integrate NTD programmes

The World Health Organization today unveiled a global plan to better integrate public health interventions in the battle to eliminate NTDs.

August 2015
Jon Snow stands, talking infront of a Uniting to Combat NTD banner. His hands are open and in front of him as he talks.

NTD programmes named as a strong investment opportunity

A report released today emphasises the huge health and economic benefits of investing in programmes treating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

June 2015
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