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#TOGETHERBAND initiative supports Sightsavers with new sustainable sunglasses range

The initiative, which promotes the UN’s Global Goals, will donate £1 from every purchase to fund Sightsavers' work on river blindness.

July 2021
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Statement: Sightsavers’ response to UK aid reduction decision

Sightsavers' director of policy and programme strategy, Dom Haslam, responds to the "devastating" outcome of the vote to keep the budget for international development at 0.5% of national income.

July 2021
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World’s largest trachoma surveys reach 50th country

Sierra Leone has become the 50th country to be surveyed for trachoma as part of the initiative, with one person being examined for trachoma every 26 seconds since the surveys began in 2012.

July 2021

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Achieving the SDGs: three lessons from the High-Level Political Forum

Every year, as we examine progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, it is clear to see that setting ambition is easier than achieving it.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2021
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How inclusive voluntary national reviews can help us work towards the SDGs

Sightsavers' Aissata Ndiaye shares key highlights from a discussion at the UN High-Level Political Forum about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Aissata Ndiaye, July 2021
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Addressing the unequal pandemic

An international group of civil society organisations has examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who have been marginalised - the results have been published in a new report.

Sightsavers, July 2021

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Latest from the field

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How trachoma surgery has changed lives in Côte d’Ivoire

As Côte d’Ivoire completes its final operations as part of the Accelerate programme to fight trachoma, hear the stories of some of the people involved.

July 2021
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June 2021 update: highlights from around the world

A round-up of our work that your donations are helping to support, including news from India, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Malawi.

June 2021
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Building a career in IT with the Bridge Academy

In Kenya, a Sightsavers initative is helping young people with disabilities launch their careers. Here, some of the students share their stories.

June 2021

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