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Sightsavers’ Phil Downs explains why the funding pledge is a huge step towards tackling the two neglected tropical diseases and eliminating them for good.
Sightsavers’ Simon Bush has received a lifetime achievement award for his work on river blindness, and has been named president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Since 1991, Sightsavers been helping Mali’s ministry of health to treat and prevent this blinding disease. Now the country is on track to banish it for good.