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Sightsavers project featured on BBC News

January 2014

A child having their eyes tested

Sightsavers’ trachoma mapping work, which is supported by the Department For International Development (DFID), has been included an article on BBC News.

Our trachoma mapping efforts will ultimately help us eliminate the disease, making the crucial difference between people being able to see again or losing their sight forever.

Read the BBC News article here.

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Neglected tropical diseases
A volunteer drug distributor washing hands washes someone's hands.
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Trachoma treatments resume in Nigeria after COVID-19 lockdown

Nigeria is the first Sightsavers-supported country to resume treatments for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since April due to COVID-19.

September 2020
A volunteer inspects a baby's eyes for signs of trachoma.
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Commonwealth Fund protects 10 million people from trachoma

Sightsavers and partners delivered 11.7 million trachoma treatments and carried out nearly 32,000 trichiasis surgeries in two years under the Commonwealth Fund.

September 2020
A community volunteer distributed treatment to protect against neglected tropical diseases to a woman.
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Health programme exceeds several first-year targets

A Sightsavers-led programme in Africa has surpassed several of its first-year targets as it delivers more than 127 million drug treatments for five debilitating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

September 2020