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Marking the two-year anniversary of the Global Disability Summit

In 2018 the UK and Kenya co-hosted the first-ever global disability summit. We look back at what has been achieved in the two years since.

July 2020
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Equal World campaign hands COVID-19 disability rights petition to UN

Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign has handed in a 25,276-signature petition to the UN and its member states, calling for the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic to be inclusive of disability rights.

July 2020
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Water, sanitation and hygiene strategies important for tackling COVID-19

Public information around water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) have a key role to play in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by the Ascend West and Central Africa programme.

June 2020

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“A devastating toll”: COVID-19 and intersecting forms of discrimination

COVID-19 has shown the need for systems to accommodate the new risks we face. Why not take the opportunity to build them back in a way that is inclusive?

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Celebrating the Inclusive Data Charter’s second birthday

Linsey Winter shares how the Inclusive Data Charter is helping to accelerate action on collecting and using data that includes everyone.

Linsey Winter, July 2020
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How participatory research can change the lives of people affected by NTDs

Martins Imhansoloeva, research coordinator, shares how participatory research is helping to capture the experiences of people with NTDs and can lead to better programme design.

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Programme staff explain how we’re supporting children's learning during lockdown

Sightsavers’ staff provide a first-hand insight into the five ways we’re making sure children with disabilities aren’t left behind during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2020
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Saving sight in Senegal during the COVID-19 pandemic

Without eye surgeon Babacar's efforts, people could have been at risk of going blind from the advanced form of trachoma during the lockdown.

July 2020
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Celebrating our trachoma health workers

Health workers around the world have been thrown into the spotlight as they fight the COVID-19 pandemic. With this has come a renewed appreciation of their skills and hard work.

June 2020

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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.

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