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Scientists win Nobel prize for river blindness discovery

William C Campbell and Satoshi Omura discovered a group of compounds known as avermectins, used to treat and prevent river blindness.

October 2015
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Disability and the SDGs: from words to action

World governments will meet at the United Nations General Assembly this weekend, and a key item on their agenda is the Sustainable Development Goals.

September 2015
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Brien Holden obituary: A global leader in eye care and vision research

Sightsavers was shocked and saddened to hear the news of the sudden death of Professor Brien Holden, a global leader in eye care and vision research.

July 2015
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How double discrimination punishes women with disabilities

Sunday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, but there’s not much to celebrate if you’re a woman living with a disability in a developing country.

March 2015
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Children with disabilities most likely to be denied education

Children with disabilities, children in conflict areas and girls are the most likely to miss out on going to school, according to a new campaign.

March 2015

Bill and Melinda Gates: trachoma and river blindness will be eliminated by 2030

Bill and Melinda Gates have said that by 2030, diseases including trachoma and river blindness will be consigned to the history books.

January 2015
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Celebrities put themselves in the picture to support Sightsavers’ campaign

Paralympic Kelly Gallagher and Gaz Coombes from Supergrass have been photographed by Rankin to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities today.

December 2014
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Sightsavers ambassador Sunetra stars in Strictly Come Dancing

Sunetra, who plays Dr Zoe Hanna on medical drama Casualty, has been an ambassador for Sightsavers since 2009.

September 2014
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