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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.

Four men sitting at a table at the Beyond 2020 discussion event.

Experts convene in London to discuss how to eliminate NTDs

Experts from the health, pharmaceutical and NGO sectors joined a round-table event in London to discuss working together to eliminate NTDs.

February 2015
Surgeon, Boubacar Fomb, leans over and examines a lady, Assetou Diakite, using a light, shining into her eye. The surgeon is wearing green and the patient is wearing a matching red top and headscarf.

WHO says global plans to eliminate NTDs will cost $750 million a year

The WHO report also looks at a wider campaign for universal health coverage, making sure everyone who needs healthcare can access it affordably.

February 2015

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
A woman has her bandages removed after undergoing trachoma surgery in Kenya.

Trachoma control project in Marsabit, Kenya: evaluation reports

Since April 2011, Sightsavers have been implementing a Trachoma Control Project with Comic Relief funding of £700,000 in Marsabit, Kenya.

Ten year old Absa Kâ is recieving her dose of Zithromax which will prevent trachoma for a year.

Sightsavers backs Gates’ bet on disease elimination by 2030

Today’s publication of Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter includes a rallying call to the international development community to eliminate four NTDs by 2030.

January 2015
Three women standing together with a group of men in the background.

History in the making: the launch of the Malawi Trachoma Elimination Programme

16 October was an exciting day for the people of Kasungu District in Malawi. They witnessed the launch of the Malawi Trachoma Elimination Programme.

October 2014
A photo of someone's hands on a piece of paper with braille on it.

iReflect on Social Inclusion

A review of Sightsavers’ organisation-wide process to develop a global strategy on social inclusion aligned to strategies in eye health and education.

Drugs being distributed to locals in Nigeria

Milestone moment for 0.7% UK aid target

A law has been put in place to ensure that the UK meets the global obligation of earmarking 0.7 per cent of its GDP for international development projects.

September 2014
Sightsavers appeal in Nigeria. Galadi, a village close to the border with Niger, 2 hours drive from Gusau, Zamfara state.Locals distribute drugs provided by Sightsavers door-to-door.

Sightsavers-led project aims to distribute 110 million NTD treatments in Nigeria

Sightsavers-led project aims to distribute 110 million NTD treatments in Nigeria

May 2014
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