Ghana has not been spared in the coronavirus crisis, but luckily the country started its response early, with NTD support redirected.
The Ascend West and Central Africa programme partners helped Liberia respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Here, we tell how.
The charity evaluator has once again praised Sightsavers’ deworming programmes in Africa for their cost-effectiveness and transparency.
Sightsavers’ director of neglected tropical diseases, Simon Bush, has joined a new international COVID-19 task force set up by The Lancet.
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.