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Caroline Harper speaks at the TED summit in July 2019.
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Sightsavers and END Fund join forces at TED summit to inspire action on NTDs

Sightsavers’ CEO Dr Caroline Harper and the END Fund’s Sam Mayer presented a session looking at how countries are making huge strides towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases.

July 2019
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Sightsavers India launches fellowship programme for young ophthalmologists

The programme will take 10 trainees through a course of mentorship and practical work, to enable them to improve their skills and give them a taste of rural eye health work in India.

July 2019
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Groundbreaking new programme will enable 2,000 people with disabilities to get better jobs

The Inclusion Works programme, funded by UK aid and led by Sightsavers, will create job opportunities for more than 2,000 people with disabilities.

July 2019

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How I’m building a career as a blind person in Uganda

Deus Turyatemba of Standard Chartered shares his story of career progression, and explains the bank’s partnership with Sightsavers’ Inclusion Works programme.

Guest Blogger, July 2019
A group of children playing a jumping game outdoors in Cameroon.
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The Inclusive Data Charter: one year on

The Charter's approach is simple: signatories decide the action they are going to take to ensure the data they collect and use includes disability.

Linsey Winter, July 2019
Three school children from Ghana smiling outside their school.
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It’s all about the numbers: how economics is helping us to save sight in schools

By using economics, we can make sure our school eye screening programmes are affordable and efficient, ensuring thousands of children in poorer countries can get the eye care they need.

Guillaume Trotignon, July 2019

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Latest from the field

A group of trachoma surgeons in Zambia wearing scrubs and smiling.
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July updates: highlights from around the world

News from Zambia, where surgeons are being trained to operate on trachoma patients. Plus updates from Burkina Faso, India and Senegal.

July 2019
Two surgeons at work in the operating theatre at Mymensingh hospital. They're wearing green scrubs.
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The hospital in Bangladesh that’s restoring sight and changing lives

Robbie Peacock and Ciara Smullen travelled to the northern town of Mymensingh to visit a hospital that is saving the sight of thousands of people a year.

July 2019
A school student in Zambia stands in front of a mural depicting superhero characters from Sightsavers' Super School of 5 programme.
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June updates: highlights from around the world

News from Zambia, where Sightsavers’ Super School of 5 programme is teaching thousands of school students about hygiene. Plus updates from Benin, Kenya, Zimbabwe and more.

July 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.

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

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