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BLINK exhibition wins global design award

The interactive photo exhibition that provided an artistic representation of sight loss from blinding trachoma has been given an award.

May 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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Sightsavers calls on global health leaders to stop discrimination amid COVID-19

Global health leaders have been urged to make sure people with disabilities are not discriminated against during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are able to access the healthcare they need.

May 2020

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We must make the COVID-19 response inclusive for people with disabilities. Here’s how.

If you are an organisation working to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, here are our top nine tips to ensure people with disabilities are not left behind.

Andrea Pregel, May 2020
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Supporting youth with deafblindness in Uganda

Alice Nabbanja from Sense International explains how the organisation has been working with Sightsavers in Uganda supporting young people with deafblindness and complex disabilities.

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A group of Disabled Person Organisation (DPO) representatives meet in Nairobi, Kenya for advocacy training and planning as part of the Inclusive Futures initiative.
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#DisabilityC19 Twitter chat

Sightsavers' Andrea Pregel talks through the highlights of a Twitter chat around disability and COVID-19.

Andrea Pregel, April 2020

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Latest from the field

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Mapping via motorbike

The husband and wife team helping us locate people with disabilities in Bangladesh.

May 2020
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COVID-19: updates from around the world

Find out how our staff and partners in Bangladesh, Nigeria, India and Senegal are adapting amid the COVID-19 crisis.

May 2020
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Supporting people with disabilities in India during COVID-19

Sightsavers staff around India are making sure that during the pandemic, nobody should be excluded because of disability or gender.

May 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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