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Including the latest news from India, Mali, Nigeria and Bangladesh.
Adriane Ohanesian’s image of a surgeon operating on a teenager in a makeshift clinic has been put forward for the Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
It is estimated that there are over 134,600 people with albinism living in Malawi, many of whom face deep-seated discrimination.
Professor Christopher Whitty, who has been on Sightsavers’ board of trustees since 2017, will take up the post in October.
Worldwide, only 1-7 per cent of published works are available in accessible formats, partly because of copyright law restrictions. This is often referred to as the ‘book famine’.
Sightsavers hosted a workshop focusing on practical approaches to disability inclusion, where participants generated ideas to make sure healthcare is as inclusive as possible.
The Coordinated Approach to Community Health programme, which finished in March 2019, has restored the sight of more than 21,000 people and generated a wealth of knowledge.
Trachoma, a painful eye disease, can be easily treated with antibiotics. But the challenge is reaching the people who need treatment, particularly if they live in remote areas such as Nadir in South Sudan.
News from India, where Sightsavers campaigned to help people with disabilities take part in the recent general election. Plus updates from Mali, Bangladesh and Nigeria.
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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