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08 Mar 2018 description
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This Commonwealth Day (12 March) Sightsavers and partners are celebrating the progress being made on eliminating blinding trachoma in Uganda

Trachoma is an excruciating yet treatable eye disease. Globally, 182 million people are at risk of going blind because of trachoma and 1.9 million people are blind or visually impaired because of it. The issue particularly affects the Commonwealth, where 85 million people are affected by poor eye health.

02 Mar 2017 description

ATLANTA... Les efforts visant à éliminer le trachome aveuglant en tant que problème de santé publique dans les pays ouest-africains du Mali et du Niger recevront un soutien supplémentaire de 11,725 millions de dollars US de la Conrad N. Hilton Foundation qui sera mis en œuvre par The Carter Center, Helen Keller International, et Sightsavers, ont annoncé mercredi ces organismes.

02 Mar 2017 description

ATLANTA ... Efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma as a public health problem in the West African nations of Mali and Niger will receive US$11.725 million in additional support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, to be implemented by The Carter Center, Helen Keller International, and Sightsavers, the organizations announced Wednesday.

24 Nov 2015 description

“La gran noticia de la educación fue recibida con mucho anhelo y orgullo. Nuestra proyección es vincular más estudiantes para que ellos también puedan ser multiplicadores del quehacer pedagógico en otras comunidades” Docente Gleiber Riasco, López de Micay

A través del censo que el proyecto Vive la Educación ha desarrollado entre el 2013 y el 2015, se han identificado cerca de 18.509 personas desescolarizadas y 14.613 personas analfabetas en 22 municipios del Cauca y Nariño.

30 Jun 2006 description
report Sightsavers

Miserable wet weather and drought orders - spare a thought for those on the other side of the world that must use one litre of water to wash thirty faces

17 Jun 2003 description
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After closely monitoring the situation in Liberia, we have decided that it is necessary to review our programme work in the short term.

07 May 2002 description
report Sightsavers

The Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr Joe Demby, officially opened a new eye unit at the Connaught Hospital in Freetown last week, which was funded by the UK eye-care charity Sight Savers International.

12 Feb 2002 description
report Sightsavers

Sight Savers International is warning today that thousands of people in Liberia are at increased risk of losing their eyesight if the unrest in the North West intensifies. Renewed fighting could disrupt the vital programme recently established there to control river blindness.