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A group of women wait for their turn to be screened at a trachoma outreach camp in the Pwani region of eastern Tanzania.

Sightsavers CEO hails progress on tackling NTDs in East Africa

Dr Caroline Harper visited Tanzania and Uganda this week to highlight the advances being made to eliminate blinding trachoma.

June 2017
Children in northern Nigeria wait to receive medication as part of a mass drug distribution programme to treat NTDs.

Sightsavers’ Nigeria Country Director elected to key NTD role

Dr Sunday Isiyaku will lead the non-governmental development organisation coalition for neglected tropical diseases and eye health in Nigeria.

May 2017
A young boy holds out his hand which has a pill in it. He is smiling and standing outside.

IZUMI Foundation funding supports Liberia to tackle blinding NTDs

Sightsavers has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Foundation for its work in Liberia to eliminate river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.

May 2017
Picture of Simon Bush Director of NTD's

We’re making progress in the fight against neglected tropical diseases

Last week the spotlight was shone firmly on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The week kicked off with an announcement by UK Aid.

Simon Bush, April 2017
Simon Peter Otoyo

International media highlight Sightsavers’ work

Sightsavers’ efforts to eliminate NTDs and support people with disabilities to live independent lives were featured in internationally influential media.

April 2017
A trainer in Uganda shows a student how to use a measuring stick to calculate drug dosages.

WHO shows progress made on eliminating neglected tropical diseases

The number of people at risk from neglected tropical diseases has fallen by 20 per cent in the past five years, according to WHO.

April 2017
A group of seven men and two women standing/sitting in front of Countdown banners.

Countdown Nigeria: A model for conducting implementation research

Investigating the cost-effective scale-up of sustainable solutions to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases by 2020.

Sightsavers, April 2017
Priti Patel

Sightsavers welcomes DFID’s commitment to eliminating disease

Sightsavers has welcomed a speech made by International Development Secretary Priti Patel, which set out her priorities for UK development.

March 2017
A group of children

Sightsavers featured in Financial Times

Leading international newspaper the Financial Times has included Sightsavers’ work in an article about what is known as ‘effective altruism’.

March 2017
A patient being examined for trachoma

Global Trachoma Mapping Project inspires tropical data initiative

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project has come to an end after seeing hundreds of surveyors collect and transmit data from 2.6 million people in 29 countries.

February 2017
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