On 21 October 2021, teams in key districts on both sides of the Kenyan-Ugandan border began a mass drug distribution campaign to fight the disease.
On 14 October 2021, Sightsavers’ corporate partners celebrated World Sight Day to raise awareness about the importance of access to good eye care.
Sightsavers is marking World Sight Day on 14 October by highlighting that the number of people worldwide who are blind could reach 115 million by 2050.
The research, part of the Inclusive Futures initiative, found many people with disabilities were unable to get help with food, medicine and other relief efforts.
Kareen Atekem's work on a new project to help control and eliminate two neglected tropical diseases has been recognised by the NTD Innovation Prize competition.
The Prime Minister of Mali has signed the new social decree into law, which promises to improve the lives of people with disabilities and make it possible for people to claim their rights.
The app enables users to support Sightsavers by donating virtual ‘coins’ every time they use their bank card.
Rasak was selected for his work tackling the barriers faced by people with disabilities as part of the Inclusion Works programme in Nigeria.
As the Global Education Summit began in London this week, Sightsavers renewed its pressure on global leaders to ensure children with disabilities can receive an education.
The initiative, which promotes the UN’s Global Goals, will donate £1 from every purchase to fund Sightsavers' work on river blindness.