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2018 in review: what Sightsavers achieved during the year

The year was momentous for Sightsavers: we reached some incredible milestones and changed millions more lives.

Cameroon Senator Robert Oyono, the first in the country with a disability, holds a discussion with local officials and Sightsavers staff.
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Sightsavers praised in House of Lords debate on disability-inclusive development

Former government minister Baroness Anelay initiated the debate following the launch of the Department for International Development’s new disability strategy on 3 December.

A lady in Mozambique holding a yellow sign saying 'thank you'.
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Sightsavers to receive vital support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Sightsavers has become a ‘promoting society’ for People’s Postcode Lottery, meaning we will receive funding from the proceeds of this nationwide daily lottery.

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Health experts during a monitoring visit to Aru in Ituri North.
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Braving the odds to combat NTDs in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sightsavers surveillance manager Ndellejong Cosmas Ejong explains what has already been achieved in DRC, and how we’re pushing ahead to tackle these debilitating neglected tropical diseases.

Sisters Barikisu and Ayishetu sit outside their home with bandages covering their eyes, following their trachoma operation.
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Why universal health coverage is vital to fight extreme poverty

It is estimated that half the world still lacks access to essential health services, and that’s why Universal Health Coverage Day is so important.

Visually impaired children sitting at a classroom desk.
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Leaving fewer people behind: our progress on disability inclusion

Great progress has been made in the past five years on disability-inclusive global development, but it’s critical we don’t lose momentum.

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A village screening by Dr Ndalela under a tree.
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Sightsavers in Zambia: protecting rural communities from trachoma

Sightsavers’ Tom Hodgson travelled to Zambia to see how eye surgeon Mr Ndalela is saving sight by diagnosing and treating people for trachoma.

Two medical staff clean eyes of men in traditional african dress.
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November updates: highlights from around the world

News about a programme that has distributed more than 137,000 pairs of glasses across eight countries. Plus updates from Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique and more.

Villagers gather round to have their eyes checked.
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Saving sight in Zambia’s most remote regions

Sightsavers’ Caitlin Maslen travelled with an outreach team as they visited an isolated village to treat people with trachoma.

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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.

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes.

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