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Zakari, a TT tracker, using the device in a hospital.

Sightsavers' trachoma tracking app wins e-Health award

The Pierre Fabre Foundation has selected the mobile ‘TT Tracker’ for a Global South e-Health Observatory Award.

June 2020
Dr Amadou wearing scrubs and a face mask.

Celebrating our trachoma health workers

Health workers around the world have been thrown into the spotlight as they fight the COVID-19 pandemic. With this has come a renewed appreciation of their skills and hard work.

June 2020
Zakari works with the surgeon to record patient data on the TT Tracker

Trachoma trackers in action: how mobile phones are saving sight

Meet Benin's mobile health team who are using mobile phones to track and eliminate trachoma.

June 2020
A man talks with community members.

James's story

James came to the Kakuma refugee camp in 2015 after fleeing war in South Sudan. He now works for the camp’s eye clinic, where he reassures patients about their treatment.

Rebecca stands with her arms folded outside her accommodation in the Kenyan refugee camp

Rebecca's story

Rebecca from South Sudan, who has advanced trachoma, has been living in a refugee camp in northern Kenya, since 2013.

A man being counselled by a health worker.

Water, sanitation and hygiene strategies important for tackling COVID-19

Public information around water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) have a key role to play in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by the Ascend West and Central Africa programme.

June 2020
Seven-year-old Muzi together with his father

Muzi’s story

Seven-year-old Muzi struggled to see due to blinding trachoma. Thanks to life-changing surgery through UK aid, he is one of many who have got their sight back.

A woman laughing.

Agatha's Story

Dr Agatha Aboe, from Ghana, has worked at Sightsavers for 10 years. She’s extremely dedicated to eliminating the blinding neglected tropical disease trachoma.

A man and a woman stand outside before beginning surveys for the Onchocerciaisis Elimination Mapping project.

Mapping river blindness in Mozambique

Meet Clécio and Silvia, the dynamic duo who are helping to map river blindness in Mozambique.

May 2020
A group trachoma screening for children in Zimbabwe.

New report shows how NTD programme could help fight COVID-19 in Africa

A new report suggests that Sightsavers’ leading neglected tropical disease (NTD) programmes could play an important role in mitigating the impact of COVID-19.

April 2020
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