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Including news from Nigeria, where an eye health volunteer has been rewarded for more than 20 years of work to prevent river blindness.
Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the world’s largest medical gallery and will be on display for at least 30 years.
More than 700 surveys to track levels of blinding trachoma have been completed globally in the past year as part of the Tropical Data initiative.
Before the Sightsavers eye health programme in the Sundarbans started, one in every 40 people over the age of 50 in the region was blind. Today, that number has dropped to one in 80.
Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper thanks all the philanthropists who have made the decision to support our work, helping us to fulfil our mission.
Following simple steps can help decision-makers and donors to improve the system further, helping millions of people in need of eye care services in rural areas.
Sightsavers' Sarah Bartlett explains how technology – in various forms – helps us to keep track of the complex logistics involved with large trachoma treatment campaigns.
In Nigeria, an eye health volunteer has been rewarded for helping to prevent river blindness for more than 20 years. Plus news from Zimbabwe, Ghana and Mali.
Geordie Woods explains how the Super School of Five trachoma prevention programme is protecting school children from this devastating disease.
To mark World Sight Day 2019 on 10 October, Sightsavers country offices celebrated by highlighting the need to provide good-quality eye care to everyone.
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