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7 year old Dorcas is standing outside, smiling. She is the one billionth treatment beneficiary.
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Sightsavers and partners celebrate delivering a billion NTD treatments

The billionth treatment was administered on Thursday 16 November to a seven-year-old girl named Dorcas, who was at risk of NTDs in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Abia Akram.
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New trustees join Sightsavers’ UK board

The new board members are epidemiologist Professor Christopher Whitty, disability advocate Abia Akram and political economist Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi.

A photo of the four members of Sightsavers' Supporter Care team
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Sightsavers is named top charity for customer service

For the second year in a row, Sightsavers has been named top charity in the Top 50 Companies for Customer Service Awards.

A lady is sitting using a sewing machine in a dark room.
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Funding boost for Sightsavers’ disability employment project in Uganda

The Connecting the Dots project has been awarded almost £200,000 by the Big Lottery Fund to continue empowering young people with disabilities.

A view of the photo exhibition, with the London skyline in the background.
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Sightsavers hosts photo exhibition on London’s South Bank

Photographs of Sightsavers’ work in Pakistan, taken by Andrew McConnell, are on show at the More London Riverside development near Tower Bridge.

Boys sit in a classroom.
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Mali government and USAID praise Sightsavers’ inclusive education programme

More than 250 children with visual impairments will go to primary school in Mali as the result of a Sightsavers pilot being run in six schools.

Photo of a young boy smiling with glasses on.
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‘The Big Bake’ launches Sightsavers’ partnership with Optical Express

The partnership was launched on World Sight Day with a nationwide bake sale, during which Optical Express staff channelled their inner Mary Berry.

Happy children playing with balloons in a garden
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Sightsavers supporters encouraged to #Take10Give10 to help save sight

Take a 10-minute wellbeing break and make a donation as part of the #Take10Give10 challenge.

An eye health worker shines a torch into Issa's eyes to check for trachoma.
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More than a million people examined for trachoma

In just over a year, more than a million people across four continents have been examined as part of the Tropical Data initiative.

A girl in India holds one hand over her eye during a sight test at school.
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Vision for the Commonwealth campaign aims to raise awareness of poor sight

Sightsavers has joined other eye health groups to call for avoidable blindness to be included in April's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the UK.

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