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G7 education declaration: Sightsavers calls for girls with disabilities to be prioritised

Sightsavers has welcomed news of an agreement signed by foreign and development ministers, and has called for commitments to be met to ensure girls with disabilities are able to receive an education.

May 2021
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Kate Moss to support Sightsavers with ‘eye print’ merchandise

A percentage of proceeds from the Eyescapes series, featuring an image of the supermodel's iris, will be donated to Sightsavers.

May 2021
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Trachoma is eliminated in The Gambia

The Gambia has become the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate the potentially blinding disease, as confirmed by the World Health Organization.

April 2021

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A health worker checks childrens' eyes for signs of trachoma.
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Trachoma elimination in The Gambia: sustaining the success story

Sightsavers directors Balla Musa and Phil Downs reflect on what this achievement means for The Gambia, and how other countries can learn from the experience.

Sightsavers, April 2021
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Ghana’s electoral processes have improved – but are they inclusive?

Ghana has made significant strides towards addressing disability rights. But people with disabilities are not given equal opportunities to participate in electoral processes.

Grace Antwi-Atsu, April 2021
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What we’ve learned about inclusive data

Sightsavers and other organisations recently came together to share practical tips around collecting data that includes everyone.

Elsie Makachiya, March 2021

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“Taking photos helps people to understand our problems”

People in Nigeria with diseases affecting the skin have shared their photos as part of a research project into how these conditions can be better managed.

May 2021
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Innovations for disability inclusion

Discover how Sightsavers’ innovations are improving the lives of people with disabilities through the Inclusive Futures programme.

April 2021
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The Gambia’s milestone journey to trachoma elimination

As The Gambia becomes the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate the disease, four people tell their stories about reaching this life-changing goal.

April 2021

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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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