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Including the latest Sightsavers news from Mozambique, Pakistan, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire.

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‘Keep Sight’ project will train eye care staff to treat glaucoma in Nigeria

The initiative, run by Sightsavers, Allergan and the IAPB, initially aims to train 50 eye care workers, with the goal of screening 5,000 people and treating 500 patients.

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Sightsavers scoops a second film award

A film highlighting Sightsavers’ work has won an accolade in the Brand Film Festival Awards, and is the second film award in one week for the organisation.

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Sightsavers wins bronze award at charity film gala

Sightsavers’ film about work to treat neglected tropical diseases was honoured at the 2019 Charity Film Awards, which celebrate the best fundraising films.

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Latest blogs

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame smiling, holding up a placard reading '#EqualUN for an equal world'.
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An insider’s guide to the UN disability committee

UN disability committee member Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame talks about her first official committee meeting and gives an insight into how the UN system works.

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How an innovative school programme is improving health in Liberia

Sightsavers' integrated school health programme aims to improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through deworming and eye screening.

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Learning to adapt: what the UNITED programme has taught us

The UNITED programme has now come to an end, and has taught us numerous lessons that will inform future integrated neglected tropical disease programmes.

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Latest from the field

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Meeting Kenya’s health heroes

Sightsavers’ Julie Jenner meets the teachers and students who are fighting disease and preventing blindness by teaching children about good hygiene.

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April updates: highlights from around the world

A round-up of the latest work that your donations help to support, including news from Pakistan, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire.

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March updates: highlights from around the world

News about Sightsavers' fundraising gala in Dubai, plus updates from Sierra Leone, Zambia and Mozambique.

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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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