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How participatory research is helping to tackle neglected tropical diseases

A recent analysis in Nigeria showed we need to engage with communities better if we want mass administration of NTD medicines to continue making gains.

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.

Rahinatu holds her granddaughter and smiles following her trachoma surgery.
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In Ghana, we’ve beaten trachoma and changed millions of lives

In May 2018, Ghana made history as the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma. Here are the life-changing stories from that final campaign.

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.

Margaret Adome sitting outside her home with three of her six children.
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Sightsavers’ trachoma work in Uganda features in The Telegraph

Journalists from the newspaper visited Uganda to see how the country is tackling this infectious neglected tropical disease, thanks to help from UK Aid.

Two female health workers wearing face veils distribute trachoma treatments in Yemen.
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First treatments for trachoma distributed in Yemen

More than 4,000 volunteers, most of them women, went door to door with medication to treat the potentially blinding disease.

Caroline Harper speaks at TED 2018.
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What if we eliminated one of the world’s oldest diseases?

Sightsavers CEO Caroline Harper says we could be just years away from one of the greatest achievements in human health: ridding the world of trachoma.

Caroline Harper speaks at TED2018.
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Sightsavers CEO gives TED Talk outlining plan to eliminate trachoma

During her talk in Vancouver on 11 April, Caroline Harper urged philanthropists to support the newly launched Audacious Project, which could help to eliminate the disease.

Trichiasis patient Maryam Abubakar after trachoma surgery, with a patch on her eye.
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Sightsavers celebrates collaboration to tackle trachoma

To mark World Health Day on Saturday 7 April, Sightsavers is celebrating work being done to eliminate trachoma – a huge success story in global health.

Lord Chartres meets beneficiaries of the Trachoma Initiative.
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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.

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