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Two villagers in Niger walk among dusty coloured huts.

Sightsavers welcomes WHO road map to tackle neglected tropical diseases

The road map lays out the World Health Organization's strategic and programmatic response to NTDs in the next decade.

January 2021
A man stands for a portrait while wearing a mask.

Fight against NTDs continues despite pandemic

More than 35 million treatments were given out in 2020 as part of global efforts to tackle neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

January 2021
A woman shows two men how correctly cover their mouths when the cough.

Communities in Nigeria drive the fight against COVID-19

The most effective way to tackle health issues is to put affected communities in the driving seat – COVID-19 is no different.

January 2021
Illustration of a health worker helping a patient.

Researchers: See the people behind the numbers

Neglected tropical disease programmes need to focus on people, not just count disease prevalence, say Sightsavers researchers.

December 2020
A man wearing a face mask, shield and optical loupes operates on the eye of a dummy

Keeping patients safe during a global pandemic

How research is helping trachoma specialists choose the best face shields to stop the spread of COVID-19.

December 2020
A man wearing magnifying glasses over his eyes shines a torch into a toddler's eye during a trachoma survey.

Is data integration the answer to eliminating trachoma in Ethiopia?

Biruck Kebede, who leads Sightsavers’ NTD work in Ethiopia, explains how data can help to eliminate diseases such as trachoma.

Biruck Kebede, December 2020
A man wearing a protective mask presents in front of a blackboard next to a dose poleivers training to antibiotics distributers in a classroom at Government Day Secondary School, Jigawa State

Accelerate: the story of 2020

The Accelerate programme has reached the end of a year like no other. Through a global pandemic, we’ve innovated and adapted our trachoma work to keep on track.

December 2020
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
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