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A man has his temperature checked before participating in a Tropical Data trachoma survey.

Surveys for advanced trachoma resume in Burkina Faso

More than 20,000 people are to be screened in the first surveys since NTD programmes were put on hold because of COVID-19.

December 2020
A woman holding a microphone giving a presentation.

Sightsavers' Joy Shu’aibu named an Inspiring Communicator

Sightsavers’ director for programme operations, Joy Shu’aibu, has been named an Inspiring Communicator for 2020.

December 2020
A woman washes her hands during COVID-19 response training while a man observes.

Stepping up to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana

Ghana has not been spared in the coronavirus crisis, but luckily the country started its response early, with NTD support redirected.

December 2020
A man holds up a poster to community members during a COVID awareness campaign.

How NTD programmes helped prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Liberia

The Ascend West and Central Africa programme partners helped Liberia respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Here, we tell how.

December 2020
A school-aged boy has his height measured to receive deworming treatment during a school based mass drug administration.

Sightsavers ranked as a top charity by GiveWell for fifth year in a row

The charity evaluator has once again praised Sightsavers’ deworming programmes in Africa for their cost-effectiveness and transparency.

November 2020
A small child receives his annual dose of medication to protect him from trachoma.

Sightsavers’ director joins Lancet Commission on COVID-19

Sightsavers’ director of neglected tropical diseases, Simon Bush, has joined a new international COVID-19 task force set up by The Lancet.

November 2020
A man is measured against a dole pole to determine how much lymphatic filariasis treatment he needs.

Sightsavers welcomes new WHO NTD 2030 road map

Sightsavers welcomes WHO’s new NTD 2030 road map, which sets out global targets and milestones for 2030 in order to prevent, control, eliminate and eradicate a diverse set of 20 diseases and disease groups.

November 2020
A woman records survey information on a mobile phone app while two survey participant look on.

Photos from Sightsavers river blindness projects feature at prominent research event

A selection of Sightsavers river blindness photographs featured as part of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) conference.

November 2020
Two people sit outside inputting data.

Finding nomadic communities: our research in action

How do you provide treatment for neglected tropical diseases like river blindness when you can’t find some of the people who are most at risk?

November 2020
Volunteers wash their hands and practice social distancing before a training.

COVID-19 and neglected tropical disease innovation

When COVID-19 forced Sightsavers and partners to pause some NTD programmes in Africa, we worked quickly to adapt and restart them as quickly and safely as possible.

November 2020
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