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Kalpesh Patel and the other fundraisers before and during their sponsored run.
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Pub runners raise £2,500 to help save sight

The group of 12 friends from north London were inspired to help after hearing the story of a young mother whose sight was restored by Sightsavers.

A group of representatives from disabled people's organisations hold up signs saying 'Make it count'.
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Sightsavers co-hosts consultation on disability inclusion in Pakistan

The workshop aimed to make sure people with disabilities are included in global development plans, ahead of the first Global Disability Summit in July.

Caroline Harper speaks at TED2018.
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Trachoma talk from Sightsavers’ CEO named ‘TED of the Day’

Dr Caroline Harper's TED Talk, in which she laid out an ambitious plan to eliminate trachoma, has been chosen as the day’s top pick.

Thomas Engels standing in front of a banner at the World Ophthalmology Congress, holding his certificate.
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Sightsavers wins outstanding abstract award at World Ophthalmology Congress

The award is given to researchers based on the scientific quality of their work and is evaluated by a panel of reviewers.

The operating theatre during cataract surgery,
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Sightsavers and partners launch app to improve cataract operations

The BOOST app, which stands for Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool, helps surgeons monitor their operations so they can improve their results.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame smiling.
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Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame elected to UN disability committee

Gertrude was one of six candidates elected in the first round of voting, of which three are women, which has improved the committee's gender balance.

Professor Stephen Hawking.
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Professor Stephen Hawking laid to rest in Westminster Abbey

The renowned physicist, who died in March, has had his ashes interred between those of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

A large debating chamber full of people.
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Six women join UN disability committee

The election, held in New York, improves the gender balance on the committee, which previously had just one woman out of a total of 18 members.

A group of children in Ghana smile and wave at the camera.
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Trachoma is eliminated in Ghana

Ghana has become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa and the Commonwealth to eliminate trachoma, as validated by the World Health Organization.

A young boy in a wheelchair smiles after having his eyes tested.
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Sightsavers launches new research website

The research centre offers a library of Sightsavers’ research into eye health, neglected tropical diseases, inclusive education and social inclusion.

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