Dr Caroline Harper visited Tanzania and Uganda this week to highlight the advances being made to eliminate blinding trachoma.
Dr Sunday Isiyaku will lead the non-governmental development organisation coalition for neglected tropical diseases and eye health in Nigeria.
Sightsavers has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Foundation for its work in Liberia to eliminate river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.
Last week the spotlight was shone firmly on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The week kicked off with an announcement by UK Aid.
The number of people at risk from neglected tropical diseases has fallen by 20 per cent in the past five years, according to WHO.
Investigating the cost-effective scale-up of sustainable solutions to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases by 2020.
Sightsavers has welcomed a speech made by International Development Secretary Priti Patel, which set out her priorities for UK development.
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.