Sightsavers directors Balla Musa and Phil Downs reflect on what this achievement means for The Gambia, and how other countries can learn from the experience.
The Gambia has become the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate the potentially blinding disease, as confirmed by the World Health Organization.
As The Gambia becomes the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate the disease, four people tell their stories about reaching this life-changing goal.
Sightsavers received the Mass Media Award and the Photo Award from the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD).
Meet Aishatu Ahmed, who wants to encourage women to join the fight against trachoma in Nigeria.
Distributing neglected tropical disease (NTD) preventative treatments in Africa can teach us a lot about rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine.
On 30 January 2021, Sightsavers joined global celebrations to mark the fight against neglected tropical diseases.
The road map lays out the World Health Organization's strategic and programmatic response to NTDs in the next decade.
More than 35 million treatments were given out in 2020 as part of global efforts to tackle neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
The most effective way to tackle health issues is to put affected communities in the driving seat – COVID-19 is no different.