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Water, sanitation and hygiene strategies important for tackling COVID-19

Public information around water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) have a key role to play in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by the Ascend West and Central Africa programme.

June 2020
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Sightsavers launches COVID-19 disability rights petition

The Equal World COVID-19 petition was launched in response to reports from around the world of the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on people with disabilities.

May 2020
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"We need to change the language around COVID-19."

Sightsavers’ disability inclusion adviser, Shikuku Obosi, urges journalists and government officials to use disability-friendly language when discussing COVID-19 in a new comment piece published in the media.

April 2020

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How can Malawi overcome the final hurdle to eliminate trachoma?

We have a lot of work ahead of us to ensure that no one is left behind, but if we can eliminate one NTD, we can then focus on eliminating the others.

Effie Kaminyoghe, July 2020
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Building back inclusively after COVID-19

COVID-19 has shown the need for systems to accommodate the new risks we face. Why not take the opportunity to build them back in a way that is inclusive?

Imran Khan, July 2020
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Disability and COVID-19 in Bangladesh: why urgent action is needed

Sightsavers has identified focus areas for influencing the government and donor agencies to protect people with disabilities from the adverse impacts of COVID-19.

Ayon Debnath, July 2020

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Babacar performs surgery wearing protective equipment on a trachoma patient.
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Saving sight in Senegal during the COVID-19 pandemic

Without eye surgeon Babacar's efforts, people could have been at risk of going blind from the advanced form of trachoma during the lockdown.

July 2020
Dr Amadou wearing scrubs and a face mask.
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Celebrating our trachoma health workers

Health workers around the world have been thrown into the spotlight as they fight the COVID-19 pandemic. With this has come a renewed appreciation of their skills and hard work.

June 2020
Zakari works with the surgeon to record patient data on the TT Tracker
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Trachoma trackers in action: how mobile phones are saving sight

Meet Benin's mobile health team who are using mobile phones to track and eliminate trachoma.

June 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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