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Global project updates

Read about what our country staff around the world are doing as projects begin to restart.

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Transform your idea into a life-changing project to fight NTDs

The Ascend Learning and Innovation Fund is funding projects to accelerate the control and elimination efforts of neglected tropical diseases.

October 2020
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Sightsavers' Equal World campaign wins Third Sector award

Sightsavers' innovative campaign app allowed staff in programme countries to collect petition signatures from people living in areas without internet coverage.

October 2020
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Three Sightsavers nominees win IAPB awards

The accolades, from the the International Association and Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), recognise and celebrate young and upcoming staff and volunteers within the eye health sector.

October 2020

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Latest blogs

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COVID-19 and NTD innovation

RAMA is a new risk assessment and mitigation action tool enabling us and government partners to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 and restart treatment.

Phil Downs, October 2020
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The white cane: from my adversary to my ally

"Had my white cane given me COVID-19? I began resenting it, but it was not possible to do away with it. The more ill I became, the more I needed it."

Sightsavers, October 2020
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Focusing on eye health as we build back from COVID will bring profit, not loss

Sightsavers' Sumrana Yasmin explains the cost-effectiveness of eye health interventions and the huge impact good sight has on the global economy.

Sumrana Yasmin, October 2020

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Latest from the field

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Programme staff: “How we adapted our eye health projects during COVID-19”

Sightsavers staff provide a first-hand insight into our work with ministries of health, partner hospitals and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 2020
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Nine steps to holding pop-up eye screening camps on the doorsteps of marginalised communities

In February 2020, Sightsavers' Kirsty Bridger visited Bangladesh to learn how we organise our eye screening camps.

October 2020
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Meet the business owner training youth with disabilities

Isaac Bolingo is training young people with disabilities to be mechanics in his garage.

September 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.

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes.

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