The legislation, approved on 10 January, will make it illegal to discriminate or exclude people on the basis of disability.
It's been another groundbreaking year for Sightsavers. Find out what we’ve been up to, from launching new programmes and hosting high-profile exhibitions to meeting the Queen.
The Nigerian ministry of health presented the award for Sightsavers' work to treat the disease in Kaduna State.
The Accelerate programme, which aims to eliminate trachoma in nine African countries by 2023, has made great progress in its first 12 months.
The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers’ deworming work in Africa for its cost-effectiveness and transparency.
Sightsavers’ CEO was recognised for her work to help eliminate trachoma by transforming the way funding is secured.
Charity evaluator ImpactMatters awarded Sightsavers a five-star rating for cost-effectiveness – the highest score available.
Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the world’s largest medical gallery and will be on display for at least 30 years.
More than 700 surveys to track levels of blinding trachoma have been completed globally in the past year as part of the Tropical Data initiative.
Before the Sightsavers eye health programme in the Sundarbans started, one in every 40 people over the age of 50 in the region was blind. Today, that number has dropped to one in 80.