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Two surgeons dressed in scrubs prepare to carry out a cataract operation on a patient.
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Experts praise Sightsavers’ innovative funding in Cameroon

The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan will provide up to 18,000 cataract operations in the country over the next five years.

Kwaku Anim with his family in Ashanti, Ghana.
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African leaders to personally oversee progress against NTDs

African heads of state have agreed to add neglected tropical diseases to their annual scorecard on disease progress, a move described as a “game changer”.

A boy holds a tablet used to treat neglected tropical diseases.
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Sightsavers is one of GiveWell’s top charities once again

The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers for its work treating children for parasitic infections, known as deworming.

Professor Stephen Hawking at the Sightsavers celebration of a billion NTD treatments.
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Stephen Hawking commends his father’s role in tackling NTDs

Professor Hawking spoke at Sightsavers’ event to mark the one billionth treatment for neglected tropical diseases: watch the full video of his speech here.

A group of dancers some with walking sticks.
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Worldwide celebrations on World Disability Day

Around the world, people have been celebrating 3 December, the International Day of People with Disabilities.

Professor Stephen Hawking.
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Stephen Hawking to deliver speech at Sightsavers celebration

The physicist will lead global celebrations to mark the one billionth treatment that Sightsavers and partners have delivered to tackle NTDs.

A young girl raising her hand in a busy classroom.
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Sightsavers welcomes UK announcement of global disability summit

The UK government will hold a disability summit in July 2018, as part of a push to ensure people with disabilities are included in global development.

The leaders of disability self-help groups in Bangladesh pose for a photo.
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New alliance in Bangladesh promotes disability-inclusive development

The alliance, inaugurated in Dhaka, promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities as part of the country’s implementation of the Global Goals.

7 year old Dorcas is standing outside, smiling. She is the one billionth treatment beneficiary.
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Sightsavers and partners celebrate delivering a billion NTD treatments

The billionth treatment was administered on Thursday 16 November to a seven-year-old girl named Dorcas, who was at risk of NTDs in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Abia Akram.
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New trustees join Sightsavers’ UK board

The new board members are epidemiologist Professor Christopher Whitty, disability advocate Abia Akram and political economist Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi.

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