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A group of community-directed distributors from Zamfara State, Nigeria.

Sightsavers celebrates progress against neglected tropical diseases

Sightsavers has joined its partners to celebrate the progress made towards beating some of the world’s most painful and blinding diseases.

February 2017
A young male and female are standing on a dirt path.

Celebrating the milestones in beating NTDs at the fifth anniversary of the London Declaration

Five years ago I was one of the people that gathered together in London in a groundbreaking meeting to talk about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Simon Bush, January 2017
A woman is treated for trachoma

Conrad Hilton funding helps bring Mali closer to eliminating trachoma

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has boosted commitment to tackling neglected tropical diseases with new grants to help wipe out trachoma in Mali and Niger.

January 2017
School children dancing together

GiveWell names Sightsavers ‘top charity’

Sightsavers has been named one of seven ‘top charities’ by charity evaluator GiveWell for its work on treating children for parasitic infections.

November 2016
Sunday Isiyaku accepting the award on behalf of the organisation

Sightsavers wins award for sustainability

Sightsavers has won its second award in Nigeria within a single week, this time for its approach to sustainability and responsibility.

November 2016
Treatment being distributed to a child

Sightsavers and Crown Agents recognised for work in Nigeria

The organisations were rewarded for their work in making sustainable improvements to treatment distribution to combat NTDs.

November 2016
A group of men reading

Sightsavers project in Nigeria awarded US$50,000 grant

The grant will have a big impact on the future of communities in Kebbi State in Nigeria and enable Sightsavers to get one step closer to eliminating NTDs.

October 2016
Sightsavers President HRH Princess Alexandra at the Neglected Tropical Diseases NGDO Network (NNN) conference partnership reception

Princess Alexandra visits Washington for NTDs conference

Sightsavers President HRH Princess Alexandra was at the Neglected Tropical Diseases NGDO Network to celebrate the progress made in the treatment of NTDs.

October 2016
Anwar and his mother

Sightsavers staff head to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro

After eleven weeks of hectic preparation, fundraising and training, we are finally off to Tanzania for what is sure to be an unforgettable adventure.

Sightsavers, July 2016
From right to left Dr Astrid Bonfield CBE (Chief Executive The Trust), Prof Eka Braide (Co-Chair Nigerian NTD Steering Committee also member of Sightsavers board of trustee) and Dr Sunday Isiyaku (Sightsavers Country Director) at the lunch meeting.

Event marks progress towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases in Nigeria

An event was hosted on 10 May an event to celebrate the progress made towards meeting the Neglected Tropical Disease elimination global targets in Nigeria.

May 2016
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