People requiring surgery treat severe cases of trachoma, the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness, have declined from 7.6 million in 2002 to 2 million in 2020, according to World Health Organization data.
Inclusive Futures, a consortium of 16 global partner organisations advocating for disability inclusion, launched its new website on 20 July.
In 2018 the UK and Kenya co-hosted the first-ever global disability summit. We look back at what has been achieved in the two years since.
Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign has handed in a 25,276-signature petition to the UN and its member states, calling for the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic to be inclusive of disability rights.
National news bulletins in Nigeria will include sign language interpretation from July 2020, following advocacy from Sightsavers.
This innovative tool, used in neglected tropical disease programmes, could be important in the response to COVID-19 in Africa.
A Sightsavers report on education for children with visual impairments in sub-Saharan Africa has been published as a background paper to the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report.
The Pierre Fabre Foundation has selected the mobile ‘TT Tracker’ for a Global South e-Health Observatory Award.
Governments and healthcare organisations must look at income and gender as well as disability if they are to effectively support people with visual impairments.