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Rahinatu holds her granddaughter and smiles following her trachoma surgery.

In Ghana, we’ve beaten trachoma and changed millions of lives

In May 2018, Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma. Read the amazing stories here.

A group of children in Ghana smile and wave at the camera.

Trachoma is eliminated in Ghana

Ghana has become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa and the Commonwealth to eliminate trachoma, as validated by the World Health Organization.

June 2018
Margaret Adome sitting outside her home with three of her six children.

Sightsavers’ trachoma work in Uganda features in The Telegraph

Journalists from the newspaper visited Uganda to see how the country is tackling this infectious neglected tropical disease, thanks to help from UK Aid.

June 2018
Two female health workers wearing face veils distribute trachoma treatments in Yemen.

First treatments for trachoma distributed in Yemen

More than 4,000 volunteers, most of them women, went door to door with medication to treat the potentially blinding disease.

May 2018
A five-year-old girl in Ethiopia has her eyes checked for trachoma.

What if we eliminated one of the world’s oldest diseases?

Sightsavers CEO Caroline Harper says we could be just years away from one of the greatest achievements in human health: ridding the world of trachoma.

Caroline Harper, April 2018
Caroline Harper speaks at TED2018.

Sightsavers CEO gives TED Talk outlining plan to eliminate trachoma

During her talk in Vancouver on 11 April, Caroline Harper urged philanthropists to support a new project that could help to eliminate the disease.

April 2018
Trichiasis patient Maryam Abubakar after trachoma surgery, with a patch on her eye.

Sightsavers celebrates collaboration to tackle trachoma

To mark World Health Day on Saturday 7 April, Sightsavers is celebrating work being done to eliminate trachoma – a huge success story in global health.

April 2018
Lord Chartres meets beneficiaries of the Trachoma Initiative.

Former Bishop of London praises Uganda’s progress in fighting trachoma

The Right Rev Richard Chartres visited the Iganga district in the east of the country, where he saw work taking place to eliminate the blinding disease.

March 2018
Rebecca takes a selfie with Dorcas, in Nigeria.

The personal stories behind Sightsavers’ billionth milestone

In Nigeria, Sightsavers' Rebecca Mintrim joined celebrations for the one billionth NTD treatment.

February 2018
Simon and Dorcas.

Together we’ve reached a milestone

We've finally reached our target of providing one billion treatments for neglected tropical diseases, protecting millions of people from infection.

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