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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 spoon is used to place two tablets into a child's hand.

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.

A close up photo of someone washing their hands.

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
A photo of two hands. In one hand there are three tablets.

Scientists win Nobel prize for river blindness discovery

William C Campbell and Satoshi Omura discovered a group of compounds known as avermectins, used to treat and prevent river blindness.

October 2015
Villagers in Guinea involved in a project to eliminate onchocerciasis.

Elimination of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis: strategic plan

These documents outline our current work and look at the potential for eliminating the transmission of the diseases.

A woman holding a child, smiling and standing outside a thatched dwelling.

Marsabit trachoma control project: evaluation report

The Marsabit Trachoma Control Project evaluation findings are a true reflection of what the project achieved during the CR funded period.

Three children lean over a wall and fill yellow containers with water from a tap.

Kenya Marsabit Trachoma Control Programme: end-of-term evaluation

Since April 2011, we have been running a trachoma control project with Comic Relief funding in Marsabit, focusing on the scale-up of the SAFE strategy.

A remote village in Tanzania.

Reaching out to remote communities

Sightsavers’ Julia Strong visits an eye health outreach project in Tanzania that’s making a huge difference to people in remote communities.

February 2015
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