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Sightsavers surgeon featured on BBC for World NTD Day

Our sight-saving work in rural Kenya was featured in BBC coverage for World NTD Day 2020.

January 2020
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Sightsavers and partners celebrate the first World NTD Day

The first World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day on 30 January 2020 kicked off a year of decisive action on NTDs.

January 2020
A group of female and male community volunteers stand for a portrait holding dose poles.

World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day: highlights from around the world

On 30 January, Sightsavers joined in celebrations for the first ever World NTD Day around the world.

January 2020
A nurse helps wash a woman who has lymphatic filariasis wash her swollen leg.

Caring for patients in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo may have the highest burdens of neglected tropical diseases, but people on the ground are working to protect communities.

January 2020
A large group of people stand with their awards for tackling river blindness in Nigeria.

Sightsavers wins award for its work to eliminate river blindness in Nigeria

The Nigerian ministry of health presented the award for Sightsavers' work to treat the disease in Kaduna State.

December 2019
Trachoma surgeon checks the eyes of a patient for signs of trachoma outside her home in Benin.

Accelerate: what’s been achieved in 2019

The Accelerate programme, which aims to eliminate trachoma in nine African countries by 2023, has made great progress in its first 12 months.

December 2019

Sightsavers rated a top charity by GiveWell for the fourth time

The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers’ deworming work in Africa for its cost-effectiveness and transparency.

November 2019

Dr Caroline Harper wins the first Hemingway Award

Sightsavers’ CEO was recognised for her work to help eliminate trachoma by transforming the way funding is secured.

November 2019
Eye surgeon Samson Lokele inspects a patient before her eye surgery.

Sightsavers’ pioneering work is showcased in new Science Museum exhibition

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the world’s largest medical gallery and will be on display for at least 30 years.

November 2019
A close-up of Esther Anyango wearing her hospital scrubs.

Esther’s story

Esther Anyango, from Uganda, operates on people with blinding trachoma through The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust’s Trachoma Initiative.

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