The family were in a unique position: eight out of nine had cataracts, and the children were struggling to get an education.
In Nigeria, Sightsavers' Rebecca Mintrim joined celebrations for the one billionth NTD treatment.
A Sightsavers-supported pilot project in Senegal has shown that children with and without disabilities can learn together in mainstream schools.
These colourful poles are used by community volunteers in the battle to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. But what are they, and how do they work?
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We've finally reached our target of providing one billion treatments for neglected tropical diseases, protecting millions of people from infection.
In India, nine million truck drivers transport two thirds of the nation’s cargo. Yet many don’t have the time or money to get their eyes checked regularly.
With your help, we’re working hard to ensure people with disabilities have the same chances in life as everyone else, to earn, learn and be happy.
Could pay for a cataract operation to give a child back their sight.
Could pay for trachoma operations to stop 12 people going blind.
Could pay for treatment to prevent 2,184 people losing their sight to river blindness.
Could pay for a sight-saving trachoma operation.
Could pay for river blindness treatment for a whole community.
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