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Braille bracelets help to raise money for Sightsavers

British independent jewellery brand Liv Thurlwell will make a donation to Sightsavers for every bracelet sold from its new Valentine's range.

February 2021
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Sightsavers welcomes WHO road map to tackle neglected tropical diseases

The road map lays out the World Health Organization's strategic and programmatic response to NTDs in the next decade.

January 2021
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Fight against NTDs continues despite pandemic

More than 35 million treatments were given out in 2020 as part of global efforts to tackle neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

January 2021

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Our NTD experience will be invaluable for COVID vaccine rollout

Distributing neglected tropical disease (NTD) preventative treatments in Africa can teach us a lot about rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine.

Simon Bush, February 2021
Amina covers one eye with her hand and smiles after cataract surgery.
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“Many people who would have gone blind have had their sight restored”

Project coordinator Magdalena Focus talks about the challenges and successes of the community inclusive eye health project in Tanzania in 2020.

Magdalena Focus, February 2021
A man wearing magnifying glasses over his eyes shines a torch into a toddler's eye during a trachoma survey.
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Is data integration the answer to eliminating trachoma in Ethiopia?

Biruck Kebede, who leads Sightsavers’ NTD work in Ethiopia, explains how data can help to eliminate diseases such as trachoma.

Biruck Kebede, December 2020

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A bright future: saving sight in Tanzania

Across Tanzania, six newly qualified ophthalmic assistants are putting their skills to work supporting remote eye screening camps and testing sight in local hospitals.

February 2021
African Renaissance Monument is lit up in honour of World NTD Day.
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World NTD Day 2021: highlights from around the world

On 30 January 2021, Sightsavers joined global celebrations to mark the fight against neglected tropical diseases.

February 2021
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Communities in Nigeria drive the fight against COVID-19

The most effective way to tackle health issues is to put affected communities in the driving seat – COVID-19 is no different.

January 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.

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

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