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Jacob and Moses outside their village in Nigeria.

The father and son fighting tropical diseases in Nigeria

Meet Jacob and Moses, who are working together to protect their community from diseases such as river blindness.

A woman has a big smile after receiving trachoma surgery

Trachoma elimination moves closer, a year after groundbreaking TED talk

In the year since Sightsavers' CEO gave a TED Talk about plans to eliminate trachoma, the continued fight to eliminate the disease moves closer.

April 2019
Community designated distributors in Kaduna State, Nigeria pose for a photo outside the local health centre.

Learning to adapt: what the UNITED programme has taught us

The UNITED programme has now come to an end, and has taught us numerous lessons that will inform future integrated neglected tropical disease programmes.

Safiya Sanda, April 2019
A sightsavers 4x4 crosses a rickety bridge over a river in River Sess County, Liberia.

Liberia five years on: saving sight in the aftermath of Ebola

Lincoln Gankpala, from the Liberian Ministry of Health, shares his experience of treating river blindness before, during and after the devastating Ebola outbreak that claimed thousands of lives.

March 2019
An eye health team on motorbikes travel across a dusty remote landscape dotted with trees and huts.

Reaching Ruangwa: an epic journey to help save sight

Sightsavers’ Jo Howard travels across rural Tanzania with an eye health team to see how far they must go to treat trachoma in the most remote communities.

March 2019
A group of volunteers sit around a table in a village in Nigeria.

Putting learning into practice: using research to reach people at risk of NTDs in Nigeria

Nigeria carries around 25 per cent of Africa’s NTD burden. However, progress is being made and research is playing a key role in helping to eliminate the diseases.

James Yashiyi Nuphi, March 2019
A group of children in Ghana smile and wave at the camera.

Ghana waves goodbye to trachoma

In June 2018 Ghana officially became trachoma-free, showing how your kind donations make a real difference.

Zuhara from Tanzania stands outside her primary school

Eliminating trachoma in Tanzania

With your support, we're determined to eliminate trachoma in Tanzania by 2020, saving sight and transforming lives.

Health experts during a monitoring visit to Aru in Ituri North.

Braving the odds to combat NTDs in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sightsavers surveillance manager Ndellejong Cosmas Ejong explains what has already been achieved in DRC, and how we’re pushing ahead to tackle these debilitating neglected tropical diseases.

Ndellejong Cosmas Ejong, December 2018
A woman has her eyes examined by a health worker, who shines a torch into her eye.

Namakau’s story

Namakau, from Zambia, has had trachoma for decades and is now irreversibly blind. A fear of modern medicine had stopped her from seeking treatment.

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