During his 11 years at Sightsavers, Dick transformed the organisation and mentored many people who went on to leadership positions across the sector.
The funding, which will be spent between now and 2025, will help to protect millions of people from the harmful effects of NTDs.
Gertrude, who was nominated by the government of Ghana, was elected alongside five other women and will serve on the committee until 2026.
Sightsavers’ Joseph Mensah explains how the Ghana Somubi Dwumadie programme is helping to change negative social attitudes and behaviour.
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.
The project raises awareness of glaucoma in an effort to reduce the number of people going blind if their condition is left untreated.
“My name is Dr Gladys Atto. I wanted to be a doctor since I was a child, and I am very proud to be an ophthalmologist and have an impact on people’s lives.”
Dr Hawa Naiga Magembe is studying ophthalmology in Uganda with the help of a scholarship provided by Sightsavers’ inclusive eye health programme.
Since 1991, Sightsavers been helping Mali’s ministry of health to treat and prevent this blinding disease. Now the country is on track to banish it for good.
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