Sightsavers is launching a three-year programme to provide quality eye care to rural populations in the Morogoro and Singida regions.
A survey of civil society organisations, co-edited by Sightsavers, is being published this week during the Sustainable Development Goals summit at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
A range of disability-inclusive dolls has been launched to teach children about disability, with 10 per cent of the sales from each doll donated to Sightsavers and other charities.
It has become the latest country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty, which allows exceptions to standard copyright laws so books can be reproduced in braille and other accessible formats.
The video, introduced by newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, includes a segment on Sightsavers' work to tackle schistosomiasis in Guinea-Bissau.
The Ascend programme, which Sightsavers is leading, aims to tackle six of the world’s worst diseases in 25 countries.
Broadcaster Fiona Phillips, TV doctor Dr Sara Kayat and celebrity make-up artist Ruby Hammer tried the simulator as part of a push to raise awareness about sight loss.
A team from ‘La Vie’, BBC Africa’s French-language health programme, followed the story of two women from Benin as they had surgery for blinding trachoma.
Antibiotics were distributed in the Menia region of northern Egypt, where nearly 10 per cent of children aged one to nine had symptoms of the disease.
The disease has been banished from key areas of Nigeria where it was once endemic, bringing it one step closer to being eliminated.