Accelerate aims to support at least 10 countries to eliminate trachoma as a public health risk, and speed up progress in several others by 2023.
The programme is testing innovative ways to improve economic empowerment and inclusion for people with disabilities, enabling them to earn a living.
This project, running in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia, introduces superhero characters to schoolchildren to encourage them to wash their hands and faces, to help eliminate trachoma.
We’re working with our partners in Ghana and Nigeria to devise new ways to collect valuable data about river blindness, also known as onchocerciasis.
Sightsavers is pioneering new ways to use technology as part of programmes to tackle avoidable blindness.
The project screens school children for health problems such as worm infections or poor vision, and refers them for treatment.
The first stage of the programme, in Uganda, has provided vocational training courses for people with disabilities, helping to transform attitudes within the local community.
We’re working with our partners in Muchinga province, Zambia, to improve educational opportunities for children and young people with disabilities.
Sightsavers advocates for universal health coverage for all, meaning everyone, wherever they live, is able to access quality, affordable health care.
This programme funds trachoma surgery, treatment and improved hygiene and sanitation in 10 Commonwealth countries.
This programme was Sightsavers’ largest multiple neglected tropical disease programme to date. It closed in August 2021.
This 17-year-long project worked to treat avoidable blindness and improve local healthcare. It reached more than 34 million people living in Africa and Asia.
This programme focused on restoring sight and making health services accessible for marginalised groups in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Sightsavers’ trachoma control programme, which came to an end in 2019, helped to protect more than 18 million people.
This six-year UNITED programme, funded by UK aid, delivered more than 158 million treatments in Nigeria to tackle neglected tropical diseases.
Our programme, which ended in 2019, provided medication to protect people at risk of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.
We wanted to ensure that patients visiting our trachoma screening camps could also be treated for other eye conditions.
The project gathered a wealth of valuable data about the world’s trachoma-endemic areas using smartphones.
This Sightsavers-supported pilot project, launched in 2014, showed that children with and without disabilities can learn together in mainstream schools.
In 2014, we started testing new ways to collect valuable global data about the inclusion of people with disabilities.
The five-year programme provided millions of sight-saving treatments to help eliminate trachoma in seven countries.
Sightsavers’ pilot project in India aimed to ensure that everyone can access eye health services.
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