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Fight against neglected tropical diseases continues despite pandemic

Global efforts to tackle neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) saw over 35 million treatments given out in 2020 despite the challenges of COVID-19.

January 2021
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Sightsavers and partners share inclusive data learnings

Sightsavers and its partners are holding a special event on 28 January, to share what we've learned about producing data that includes everyone.

January 2021
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Three Sightsavers nominees win Vision Excellence awards

Three Sightsavers nominees from Tanzania have received recognition in the 2020 IAPB Vision Excellence awards.

January 2021
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What we achieved in 2020

From starting the year at the Science Museum in London, to diverting our resources to help with the pandemic, it's been a remarkable year for Sightsavers.

December 2020
Sightsavers' BLINK exhibition in London, featuring the BLINK logo and the Sightsavers logo.

Sightsavers' BLINK exhibition scoops multiple awards

One year after it was exhibited, Sightsavers’ innovative photography exhibition BLINK has won another prestigious award.

December 2020
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Researchers: See the people behind the numbers

Neglected tropical disease programmes need to focus on people, not just count disease prevalence, say Sightsavers researchers.

December 2020
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Accelerate: the story of 2020

The Accelerate programme has reached the end of a year like no other. Through a global pandemic, we’ve innovated and adapted our trachoma work to keep on track.

December 2020
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Surveys for advanced trachoma resume in Burkina Faso

More than 20,000 people are to be screened in the first surveys since NTD programmes were put on hold because of COVID-19.

December 2020
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Sightsavers' Joy Shu’aibu named an Inspiring Communicator

Sightsavers’ director for programme operations, Joy Shu’aibu, has been named an Inspiring Communicator for 2020.

December 2020
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UN disability committee achieves historic gender parity milestone

Five women have been elected to the UN CRPD committee, answering Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign call for more diversity and gender equality.

December 2020
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