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Dr Caroline Harper hands a cheque to Yannis Vardakastanis, president of IDA.
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Sightsavers and International Disability Alliance join in $1 million partnership

The unrestricted grant will help to advance disability rights worldwide, enabling the IDA to increase its advocacy work, provide technical assistance and support people with disabilities.

April 2022
An eye health worker shines a torch into a woman's eyes to check for eye issues. She's wearing a colourful pink headscarf.
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Sightsavers publishes new eye health research in partnership with RSTMH

The research supplement highlights how non-governmental organisations such as Sightsavers can generate high-quality evidence through their programmes.

April 2022
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Sightsavers films win gold and bronze awards at charity film gala

Two Sightsavers films about inclusive education and trachoma have won awards at the fifth Charity Film Awards, which celebrate the best films in the sector.

March 2022

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Latest blogs

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How inclusion ambassadors are reducing disability stigma and discrimination in Ghana

Sightsavers’ Joseph Mensah explains how the Ghana Somubi Dwumadie programme is helping to change negative social attitudes and behaviour.

Joseph Mensah, April 2022
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Collaboration is key: lessons from the World Water Forum

Sightsavers’ Salimata Bocoum shares learnings, actions and reflections from the World Water Forum, where the importance of working together to fight neglected tropical diseases was a key theme.

Salimata Bocoum, April 2022
A patient is interviewed by a member of Sightsavers staff as part of a project.
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How the Keep Sight initiative aims to overcome inequalities when diagnosing glaucoma

The project raises awareness of glaucoma in an effort to reduce the number of people going blind if their condition is left untreated.

Sightsavers, March 2022

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Latest from the field

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“Now we can get the help we need”

In Pakistan and Bangladesh, the Right to Health project worked with transgender communities to remove the barriers they face when accessing inclusive eye health services.

March 2022
Students sit in front of laptops at desks in a classroom. In the foreground, a teacher stands next to a student, giving instruction.
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The IT Bridge Academy: what’s next for students?

In Kenya, students who have been studying IT as part of a Sightsavers initiative are now looking ahead to their graduation, internships and future careers.

March 2022
The Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda is lit up in purple light for World NTD Day.
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World NTD Day: highlights from around the world

On 30 January 2022, Sightsavers staff and supporters joined the global event to raise awareness about eliminating neglected tropical diseases.

February 2022

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