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Spectrum Markets helps children in Nigeria get creative for World Children’s Day

Students in Kaduna State celebrated by creating colourful drawings using art materials donated by Sightsavers’ corporate partner.

November 2021
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Sightsavers and GLIDE pioneer new ways to fight river blindness

The partnership will test innovative ways to collect and analyse the flies that spread the disease.

November 2021
A girl from Senegal reads braille in the classroom.
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Equal World campaign launches Global Disability Summit petition

The Equal World petition calls on global decision-makers to attend the Global Disability Summit and make ambitious inclusion commitments.

November 2021

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How can deworming change the world?

Ndellejong Cosmas Eljong, Sightsavers’ technical adviser for schistosomiasis and intestinal worms, tells us via video about his work to fight parasitic worm infections and how deworming can have a huge impact on communities around the world.

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What do we mean by the global eye health crisis?

In an interview for World Sight Day 2021, Sumrana Yasmin, Sightsavers’ global technical lead for eye health, talks to Mutave Mutemi about her work, the global eye health crisis and how we all have a part to play in addressing it.

Sightsavers, October 2021
Five people, including the President of the Association des People of Small Size and the President of the Malian Union of the Blind, smile at the camera.
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The last five years: Mali’s journey to protect the rights of people with disabilities

The signing and passing into law of a new social decree that protects the rights of people with disabilities was years in the making. But how did we get to this historic moment?

Daouda Kone, October 2021

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Latest from the field

In Cameroon, a schoolboy in a classroom has a drink of water after taking deworming medication.
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“I don’t have a tummy ache any more!”

Hear first-hand how Sightsavers is working with GiveWell to control intestinal worms and schistosomiasis, two devastating diseases that affect thousands of children in Cameroon.

November 2021
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“A thing of joy”: celebrating seven years of the COUNTDOWN programme

This major research programme, which ended in 2021, has supported people with neglected tropical diseases to speak out about their illnesses and how they would like to be treated.

November 2021
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World Sight Day 2021: highlights from around the world

On 14 October 2021, Sightsavers staff, partner organisations and supporters celebrated World Sight Day to raise awareness about the importance of access to good eye care.

October 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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