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From the field

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
A dam in the Cascades region, Burkina Faso.

Treating river blindness in Burkina Faso

Sightsavers is working towards the elimination of trachoma and river blindness in Burkina Faso, thanks to our partnership with L’Occitane Foundation.

February 2020
Abdul walking outside his school with a backpack on

Education for all in Sierra Leone

Abdul is one of many children who has benefited from the Education for All project that aims to give all children with disabilities access to a better quality education.

February 2020
A man rides a bike with a child on the back.

Educating pre-school children when resources are scarce

Sightsavers’ Ronnie Stapleton visited pre-schools across Malawi to train teachers how to include children with disabilities. She also learned a lot along the way.

February 2020
A little boy smiles after having an eye exam.

January updates: highlights from around the world

A baby born with cataracts is smiling again following surgery in Zambia, plus stories from India, Nigeria and Bangladesh.

January 2020
A group of female and male community volunteers stand for a portrait holding dose poles.

World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day: highlights from around the world

On 30 January, Sightsavers joined in celebrations for the first ever World NTD Day around the world.

January 2020
A nurse helps wash a woman who has lymphatic filariasis wash her swollen leg.

Caring for patients in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo may have the highest burdens of neglected tropical diseases. But people on the ground are working to protect communities.

January 2020
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