Sightsavers welcomes WHO’s new NTD 2030 road map, which sets out global targets and milestones for 2030 in order to prevent, control, eliminate and eradicate a diverse set of 20 diseases and disease groups.
A selection of Sightsavers river blindness photographs featured as part of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) conference.
How do you provide treatment for neglected tropical diseases like river blindness when you can’t find some of the people who are most at risk?
When COVID-19 forced Sightsavers and partners to pause some NTD programmes in Africa, we worked quickly to adapt and restart them as quickly and safely as possible.
Together with ministries and other organisations, Sightsavers has been working on COVID-19 behavioural messaging campaigns in nine African countries to reach millions of people across radio, television, social media and via billboards and leaflets.
Resuming mass drug administration programmes to treat neglected tropical diseases is essential to reach WHO 2021-2030 NTD Roadmap targets, according to a new report.
With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, resuming neglected tropical disease activities, particularly mass drug administration, is vital in achieving WHO Roadmap targets.
The Ascend Learning and Innovation Fund is funding projects to accelerate the control and elimination efforts of neglected tropical diseases.
RAMA is a new risk assessment and mitigation action tool enabling us and government partners to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 and restart treatment.
Moses Chege, Sightsavers Kenya country director, explains how Sightsavers and partners were able to reach the worst-effected people suffering from trachoma.