Spring 2022

Focus magazine

In this issue: meet some of the incredible people at the forefront of our efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases.

Mwiza showing significant improvement and ready to start school after receiving treatment a year and half ago.

From the latest issue

Dr Ndalela, an ophthalmologist, from Senanga District Hospital.

Mr Ndalela’s story

Mr Ndalela is the only eye surgeon in the Senanga region of western Zambia who can carry out complicated procedures. But he’s frustrated he can’t do more to help save sight.
Read Mr Ndalela’s story

An athlete crouches down on the ground ready to start a training run.

Meet Taonere Banda

In 2016, Taonere made history by becoming Malawi’s first Paralympian. Taonere has a packed training schedule, but in her spare time she flies the flag for Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign.
Read on our campaigns website

Jacob and Moses outside their village in Nigeria.

Fighting disease in Nigeria

Jacob and Moses are a father and son team working together to protect their community in northern Nigeria from painful neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as river blindness.
Read Jacob and Moses’ story

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See how your generous support can change lives

Neglected tropical diseases hit the poorest, most marginalised communities the worst, where people often have little access to health care and are at risk of being left behind or forgotten. Together, we’re changing things: watch our video to see how we’re making a difference.

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Mwiza looks sad as he sits outside his home.

Mwiza’s story

Mwiza was in pain and, if left untreated, could have been blinded by trachoma. His family faced two days of walking to reach a hospital, until an eye screening camp took place in their community.
Read Mwiza’s story

Hassana from Nigeria sits in her home. She has lymphatic filariasis and her left leg is visibly swollen.

Tackling NTDs

Millions of people are suffering from avoidable neglected tropical diseases such as trachoma, river blindness and lymphatic filariasis. Find out how we’re fighting these devastating diseases.
Our work on NTDs

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Around the world, there are one billion people with disabilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has put these rights under greater threat than ever. But you can take action to change this.
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