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A man talking into a microphone.

Tackling disability discrimination with BBC Media Action

In Bangladesh, we caught up with BBC Media Action to find out how they’re training journalists to improve how people with disabilities are portrayed in the media, and tackle negative stereotyping and perceptions.

June 2020
A man and women sat on a motorbike.

Mapping via motorbike

This husband and wife team are helping us locate and support people with disabilities in Bangladesh.

May 2020
Landscape with rubbish and cows.

COVID-19: updates from around the world

Find out how our staff and partners in Bangladesh, Nigeria, India and Senegal are adapting amid the COVID-19 crisis.

May 2020
People sit outside in small groups and listen to a trainer.

Supporting people with disabilities in India during COVID-19

Sightsavers staff around India are making sure that during the pandemic, nobody should be excluded because of disability or gender.

May 2020
A man and a woman stand outside before beginning surveys for the Onchocerciaisis Elimination Mapping project.

Mapping river blindness in Mozambique

Meet Clécio and Silvia, the dynamic duo who are helping to map river blindness in Mozambique.

May 2020
Illustration of a playground.

Downloadable colouring pages

Help your children to colour in the sheets and learn that all children, regardless of disability or gender, should be able to attend school.

May 2020
A girl with deafblindness plays with her siblings.

“As a parent, to see your child happy, is as much as you can ask for.”

Sightsavers and Sense International supported 14-year-old Hellen and her family from Masindi, Uganda, by helping them communicate with each other and support themselves financially.

April 2020
A tuk tuk passes a group of women.

Meet the miking team, spreading the word about free eye health care

In Bangladesh, we know the best way to make sure no one is left behind is to take health information directly to their doorstep. Enter the miking team!

April 2020
two volunteers ride motorbikes on a dirt road.

March updates: highlights from around the world

Illustrations are helping researchers understand NTDs in Nigeria, plus news from Mozambique, Pakistan, India and the UK.

March 2020
Clécio smiles as he stands in front of some homes.

February updates: highlights from around the world

A river blindness mapping survey is producing positive results in Mozambique, plus news from Guinea-Bissau, Pakistan and Burkina Faso.

February 2020
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