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A schoolboy receives medication from a female teacher.

Sightsavers’ deworming work receives extra funding to reach millions of children

Charity evaluator GiveWell has provided a further US$7.8 million to fight intestinal worms and schistosomiasis in Nigeria and Cameroon.

March 2022
Pelagies smiles while standing in a laboratory.

“Women can go further than they’re made to believe”

Pelagie is an entomologist who’s paving the way for more women to lead in the fight against neglected tropical diseases.

The Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda is lit up in purple light for World NTD Day.

World NTD Day: highlights from around the world

On 30 January 2022, Sightsavers staff and supporters joined the global event to raise awareness about eliminating neglected tropical diseases.

February 2022
Sightsavers' Expo stand, featuring information boards, soft lighting and comfy wooden furniture.

Sightsavers showcases its NTD work at Dubai Expo

The display shows how Sightsavers and its partners are using mobile technology to combat diseases such as trachoma and river blindness.

January 2022
A screengrab from a video chat, showing Alyssa Marriner and Cosmas Ejong.

How can deworming change the world?

Ndellejong Cosmas Eljong, Sightsavers’ technical adviser for schistosomiasis and intestinal worms, tells us via video about his work to fight parasitic worm infections and how deworming can have a huge impact on communities around the world.

Sightsavers, November 2021
In Cameroon, a schoolboy in a classroom has a drink of water after taking deworming medication.

“I don’t have a tummy ache any more!”

Hear first-hand how Sightsavers is working with GiveWell to control intestinal worms and schistosomiasis, two devastating diseases that affect thousands of children in Cameroon.

November 2021
A close-up of flies in a test tube.

Sightsavers and GLIDE pioneer new ways to fight river blindness

The partnership will test innovative ways to collect and analyse the flies that spread the disease.

November 2021

“A thing of joy”: celebrating seven years of the COUNTDOWN programme

This major research programme, which ended in 2021, has supported people with neglected tropical diseases to speak out about their illnesses and how they would like to be treated.

November 2021
A large group of people hold a banner that celebrates the launch of the first cross-border mass drug administration for trachoma.

First cross-border treatments for trachoma are distributed in Kenya and Uganda

On 21 October 2021, teams in key districts on both sides of the Kenyan-Ugandan border began a mass drug distribution campaign to fight the disease.

November 2021
A man is given the COVID-19 vaccine by a health care worker.

Why Africa doesn’t need to suffer the brunt of vaccine inequality

Africa is behind on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, yet there are programmes already in place that can help to distribute vaccines in the continent.

Ndelle Ngabe Makoge, September 2021
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