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Ferdousi smiles as she touches her brother's face.

Bengali TV show shares Sightsavers’ success stories

The weekly programme, called ‘Shopno Dekhe Chokh’ (‘Eyes See the Dream’), tells the stories of people whose vision has been restored in Bangladesh.

March 2018
Lord Chartres meets beneficiaries of the Trachoma Initiative.

Former Bishop of London praises Uganda’s progress in fighting trachoma

The Right Rev Richard Chartres visited the Iganga district in the east of the country, where he saw work taking place to eliminate the blinding disease.

March 2018
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame smiling.

Ghana nominates Sightsavers employee for UN disability committee

The government of Ghana has nominated Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame for a place on the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

February 2018
Criscent smiles after his operation.

Jeweller Leibish & Co chooses Sightsavers as charity partner

The diamond retailer will donate a percentage of every purchase to Sightsavers, in time for a sparkling Valentine’s Day later this month.

February 2018
A health worker talks to an LF patient.

Research calls for new approach to treating neglected tropical diseases in urban areas

Research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases says distributing medication on a large scale in urban areas may not be the most effective solution.

February 2018
Two surgeons dressed in scrubs prepare to carry out a cataract operation on a patient.

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.

January 2018
Kwaku Anim with his family in Ashanti, Ghana.

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”.

January 2018
A boy holds a tablet used to treat neglected tropical diseases.

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.

December 2017
Professor Stephen Hawking at the Sightsavers celebration of a billion NTD treatments.

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.

December 2017
A group of dancers some with walking sticks.

Worldwide celebrations on World Disability Day

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

December 2017
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