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An eye surgeon examines a woman's eyes to check for signs of trachoma.

WHO: 74% reduction in people needing advanced trachoma surgery

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.

July 2020
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New website showcases innovation and research for a disability-inclusive future

Inclusive Futures, a consortium of 16 global partner organisations advocating for disability inclusion, launched its new website on 20 July.

July 2020
Two young girls with arms around each other

Marking the two-year anniversary of the Global Disability Summit

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.

July 2020
A man wearing a mask hands masks to two other men.

Equal World campaign hands COVID-19 disability rights petition to UN

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.

July 2020
A sign language interpreter in a TV studio.

Nigerian TV news to feature sign language interpreters

National news bulletins in Nigeria will include sign language interpretation from July 2020, following advocacy from Sightsavers.

July 2020
A man stands for a portrait while holding a colourful dose pole.

How a simple tool could be used in response to COVID-19

This innovative tool, used in neglected tropical disease programmes, could be important in the response to COVID-19 in Africa.

July 2020
A girl raises her hand in class to answer a question.

Sightsavers contributes to Global Education Monitoring Report

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.

July 2020
Fahad smiles while wearing sunglasses as he sits beside a colourful bush.

Play games and raise money for Sightsavers

A new free online games platform is celebrating its launch by supporting Sightsavers for a month.

July 2020
Zakari, a TT tracker, using the device in a hospital.

Sightsavers' trachoma tracking app wins e-Health award

The Pierre Fabre Foundation has selected the mobile ‘TT Tracker’ for a Global South e-Health Observatory Award.

June 2020
Shamima communicates with her sister. Her sister uses hand movements to get her point across. Both women are sitting down outside and wear bold, pink clothing.

Sightsavers research highlights inequalities behind access to eye care

Governments and healthcare organisations must look at income and gender as well as disability if they are to effectively support people with visual impairments.

June 2020
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