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Including news from India, Nigeria, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and more.
Our film, entitled ‘One billion treatments for neglected tropical diseases’, was chosen from a list of hundreds of submissions.
On 20 February 1969, Sightsavers supported men with visual impairments on an expedition to raise awareness about blindness.
Money raised from the appeal will be used to help eliminate the blinding disease by 2025.
Globally, it’s recognised that people with disabilities are vulnerable to being left behind in efforts to eradicate poverty. Yet there’s still not enough progress being made.
Nigeria carries around 25 per cent of Africa’s NTD burden. However, progress is being made and research is playing a key role in helping to eliminate the diseases.
The conference, in Rwanda, brought together more than 1,500 participants from all kinds of sectors, all working on ways of ensuring better health outcomes for everyone.
An update from Sightsavers’ India office, which has won several high-profile awards for its NGO work. Plus news from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal.
Featuring news about a teacher from Nigeria who has been trained to check her students’ eyes. Plus updates from Mozambique, Uganda and more.
Sightsavers’ Tom Hodgson travelled to Zambia to see how eye surgeon Mr Ndalela is saving sight by diagnosing and treating people for trachoma.
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