Many people in Liberia  suffer from neglected tropical diseases such as river blindness. In 2017, Sightsavers helped to distribute more than 2.5 million NTD treatments to stop the spread of these diseases.

Our work in Liberia

Sightsavers is working to eliminate two neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Liberia – river blindness and lymphatic filiariasis – by distributing medication each year to communities at risk of the diseases. Alongside the medication programme, we produce and distribute educational materials to raise awareness of the importance of eye health.

Sightsavers also helps to diagnose and treat cataracts and refractive error. Health workers, teachers and community volunteers are given short eye health training courses so they can screen people in the community and in schools, ensuring children with eye conditions receive the support and treatment they need.

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The EYElliance delegation, including Sightsavers’ Imran Khan, meet President Sirleaf in Monrovia in July 2017.
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