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Treatment being distributed to a child

Sightsavers and Crown Agents recognised for work in Nigeria

The organisations were rewarded for their work in making sustainable improvements to treatment distribution to combat NTDs.

November 2016
A group of men reading

Sightsavers project in Nigeria awarded US$50,000 grant

The grant will have a big impact on the future of communities in Kebbi State in Nigeria and enable Sightsavers to get one step closer to eliminating NTDs.

October 2016
Sightsavers President HRH Princess Alexandra at the Neglected Tropical Diseases NGDO Network (NNN) conference partnership reception

Princess Alexandra visits Washington for NTDs conference

Sightsavers President HRH Princess Alexandra was at the Neglected Tropical Diseases NGDO Network to celebrate the progress made in the treatment of NTDs.

October 2016
From right to left Dr Astrid Bonfield CBE (Chief Executive The Trust), Prof Eka Braide (Co-Chair Nigerian NTD Steering Committee also member of Sightsavers board of trustee) and Dr Sunday Isiyaku (Sightsavers Country Director) at the lunch meeting.

Event marks progress towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases in Nigeria

An event was hosted on 10 May an event to celebrate the progress made towards meeting the Neglected Tropical Disease elimination global targets in Nigeria.

May 2016

Research sleuths: how we investigate blips in our NTD elimination projects

How do we react when outcomes aren’t what we expect? The mystery of Cameroon’s Western Region sheds light on the process. 

Sarah Bartlett, April 2016

Elimination of blinding trachoma in Guinea Bissau: 2013-2015

An evaluation of a three-year phase (2013-2015) of a long-term SAFE intervention to eliminate trachoma in Guinea-Bissau.

A family group standing together.

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.

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.

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