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In Nigeria, a lymphatic filariasis patient plans his wedding. Plus news from Senegal, Zambia and India.

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Sightsavers shortlisted for Charity Film Awards

Sightsavers has been shortlisted for a Charity Film Award for our ‘What we do’ film.

January 2020
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Pakistan’s first-ever Disability Rights Act becomes law

The legislation, approved on 10 January, will make it illegal to discriminate or exclude people on the basis of disability.

January 2020
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What we achieved in 2019

It's been another groundbreaking year for Sightsavers. Find out what we’ve been up to, from launching new programmes and hosting high-profile exhibitions to meeting the Queen.

December 2019

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Latest blogs

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Gender equality: why is it important?

Sightsavers ran a workshop in Dakar in December 2019 to promote gender mainstreaming in all its programmes.

Sightsavers, January 2020
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Why 2020 will be a critical year for universal health coverage

We end 2019 on a tide of political momentum and optimism that health for all is achievable. In 2020, this must be translated into action in national contexts.

Emma Mulhern, December 2019
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Celebrating our supporters on National Philanthropy Day

Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper thanks all the philanthropists who have made the decision to support our work, helping us to fulfil our mission.

Caroline Harper, November 2019

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Latest from the field

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November updates: highlights from around the world

In Nigeria, a lymphatic filariasis patient is planning to marry his partner after receiving treatment to stop his pain. Plus news from Senegal, Zambia and India.

November 2019
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October updates: highlights from around the world

In Nigeria, an eye health volunteer has been rewarded for helping to prevent river blindness for more than 20 years. Plus news from Zimbabwe, Ghana and Mali.

October 2019
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How soap and superheroes are changing lives

Geordie Woods explains how the Super School of Five trachoma prevention programme is protecting school children from this devastating disease.

October 2019

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A volunteer in Kaduna, Nigeria, holds a dose pole, used to calculate the amount of medication to use to treat people with neglected tropical diseases.

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