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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
An eye surgeon examines a woman's eyes to check for signs of trachoma.
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WHO: 74% reduction in people needing advanced trachoma surgery

People requiring surgery treat severe cases of trachoma, the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness, have declined from 7.6 million in 2002 to 2 million in 2020, according to World Health Organization data.

July 2020
A woman standing in a roomful of other people. She is covering one eye with her hand.
Sightsavers blog

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
Fatuma from Tanzania laughing
Sightsavers Reports

Fatuma's story

Fatuma is a grandmother from Ruangwa, Tanzania suffering with advanced trachoma. We follow her journey from near-blindness to the chance to see once again.