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Science Museum Lates

29 January 2020

Eye surgeon Samson Lokele inspects a patient before her eye surgery.

This toolkit’s aim is to support Sightsavers’ event at the Science Museum Lates on 29 January 2020. With thanks to UK aid.

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We’d love it if you spread the news that on 29 January 2020, Sightsavers will be partaking in the Science Museum Late event to celebrate the opening of Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries and raise awareness about the work we are doing to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

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Twitter

Congratulations to @Sightsavers, now part of the @ScienceMuseum #MedicineGalleries! On 29 January visit them at #SMLates and play their Elimination Game to #BeatNTDs, or have @eyeconart take a unique photograph of your eye https://www.sightsavers.org/protecting-sight/ntds/sciencemuseum/

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We’re pleased to support @Sightsavers in the fight to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (#NTDs) through our new #UKaid NTD programme. Why not join @Sightsavers on 29 January and try your hand at physically ‘eliminating’ NTDs? @ScienceMuseum #SMLates https://www.sightsavers.org/news/2020/01/ntds-elimination-game

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We’re excited to support @Sightsavers @ScienceMuseum #SMLates. Visit the Science Museum on the evening of 29 January to try your hand a physically ‘eliminating’ NTDs. #BeatNTDs https://www.sightsavers.org/protecting-sight/ntds/sciencemuseum/

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We’re getting excited for the first World Neglected Tropical Disease (#NTD) Day. To celebrate, join @Sightsavers at the @ScienceMuseum #SMLates on 29 January to play their Elimination Game and try physically ‘eliminating’ NTDs. #BeatNTDs https://www.sightsavers.org/news/2020/01/ntds-elimination-game

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Facebook

We’re supporting @sightsaversUK @ScienceMuseumLondon for the Medicine Galleries #SMLates event on 29 January 2020. Come and try your hand at Sightsavers’ Elimination Game to see if you can physically ‘eliminate’ neglected tropical diseases. While you’re there, see if you can find surgeon Samson, whose invaluable work is helping to eliminate trachoma in Kenya. https://www.sightsavers.org/news/2020/01/ntds-elimination-game

LinkedIn

Trachoma is the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness and can leave people in agony. River blindness is a parasitic infection that can lead to severe irritation and inflammation, as well as irreversible blindness. Join @Sightsavers this Wednesday evening at the @Science Museum Group Lates to learn how we’re working with partners to eliminate these neglected tropical diseases. You can also have a unique photo of your eye taken by @EYECONART and compare it to what it could look like if you were to go blind from either of these preventable causes. #BeatNTDs https://www.sightsavers.org/news/2020/01/ntds-elimination-game

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Social media handles

Hashtags

  • #SMLates
  • #BeatNTDs

Accessibility guidelines

  • Use Twitter’s descriptive text functionality to describe images for people who are visually impaired.
  • Keep links in full rather than scrambling them, so that users know where they are being directed to.
  • If using video content, add subtitles so that the video can be understood without sound.

Additional information

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