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From the field

A woman washes her hands during COVID-19 response training while a man observes.

Stepping up to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana

Ghana has not been spared in the coronavirus crisis, but luckily the country started its response early, with NTD support redirected.

December 2020
A man holds up a poster to community members during a COVID awareness campaign.

How NTD programmes helped prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Liberia

The Ascend West and Central Africa programme partners helped Liberia respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Here, we tell how.

December 2020
Children in a line.

How one project touched 34 million lives

As the 17-year-long Seeing is Believing project comes to an end, Imran Khan goes behind the scenes to reveal why it has made such an impact.

December 2020
Patients at the community health centre wait to be examined.

November updates: highlights from around the world

Following rigorous safety measures, we have been able to restart our work fighting disease and saving sight all over the world.

November 2020
Three people holding hands and smiling.

The businesses embracing disability inclusion

Meet the teams that Sightsavers partners with around the world to help them foster more disability inclusive workplaces.

November 2020
Two people sit outside inputting data.

Finding nomadic communities: our research in action

How do you provide treatment for neglected tropical diseases like river blindness when you can’t find some of the people who are most at risk?

November 2020
A boy having his eyes checked. The ophthalmologist and the boy are both wearing face coverings and there is a protective screen between them.

Programme staff: “How we adapted our eye health projects during COVID-19”

Sightsavers staff provide a first-hand insight into our work with ministries of health, partner hospitals and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 2020
Many people sit outside waiting for an eye examination.

Nine steps to holding pop-up eye screening camps on the doorsteps of marginalised communities

In February 2020, Sightsavers' Kirsty Bridger visited Bangladesh to learn how we organise our eye screening camps.

October 2020
Isaac sits outside his mechanics.

The business owner training young people with disabilities

Isaac Bolingo is training young people with disabilities to be mechanics in his garage.

September 2020

Working together to tackle NTDs in Liberia

In the first year of the programme, the Ascend West and Central Africa partners have supported health workers and volunteers to deliver mass treatment campaigns that will help tackle high rates of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Liberia.

August 2020
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