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Eye surgeon Dr Ndalela examines a child's eyes to check for signs of trachoma.
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‘The End is in Sight’ appeal launched to raise funds to eliminate trachoma

Money raised from the appeal will be used to help eliminate the blinding disease by 2025.

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Experts celebrate progress towards eliminating trachoma in Tanzania

Trachoma experts gathered in Tanzania to celebrate the progress that has been made to eliminate the disease from the country over the past four years.

A collection of the items that Sightsavers is auctioning, including signed shoes, records and books.
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Rankin, Rita Ora and Kate Moss join Sightsavers’ eBay auctions

From 22 February to 3 March, fans can bid on the opportunity to win up-close experiences with top celebrities, including a meet-and-greet with Rita Ora.

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Latest blogs

Health experts during a monitoring visit to Aru in Ituri North.
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Braving the odds to combat NTDs in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sightsavers surveillance manager Ndellejong Cosmas Ejong explains what has already been achieved in DRC, and how we’re pushing ahead to tackle these debilitating neglected tropical diseases.

Sisters Barikisu and Ayishetu sit outside their home with bandages covering their eyes, following their trachoma operation.
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Why universal health coverage is vital to fight extreme poverty

It is estimated that half the world still lacks access to essential health services, and that’s why Universal Health Coverage Day is so important.

Visually impaired children sitting at a classroom desk.
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Leaving fewer people behind: our progress on disability inclusion

Great progress has been made in the past five years on disability-inclusive global development, but it’s critical we don’t lose momentum.

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Latest from the field

Carlitos smiles after receiving his new glasses.
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January updates: highlights from around the world

Featuring news about a teacher from Nigeria who has been trained to check her students’ eyes. Plus updates from Mozambique, Uganda and more.

A village screening by Dr Ndalela under a tree.
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Sightsavers in Zambia: protecting rural communities from trachoma

Sightsavers’ Tom Hodgson travelled to Zambia to see how eye surgeon Mr Ndalela is saving sight by diagnosing and treating people for trachoma.

Two medical staff clean eyes of men in traditional african dress.
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November updates: highlights from around the world

News about a programme that has distributed more than 137,000 pairs of glasses across eight countries. Plus updates from Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique and more.

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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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