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Villagers in Guinea involved in a project to eliminate onchocerciasis.

Elimination of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis: strategic plan

These documents outline our current work and look at the potential for eliminating the transmission of the diseases.

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Marsabit trachoma control project: evaluation report

The Marsabit Trachoma Control Project evaluation findings are a true reflection of what the project achieved during the CR funded period.

Three children lean over a wall and fill yellow containers with water from a tap.

Kenya Marsabit Trachoma Control Programme: end-of-term evaluation

Since April 2011, we have been running a trachoma control project with Comic Relief funding in Marsabit, focusing on the scale-up of the SAFE strategy.

A remote village in Tanzania.

Reaching out to remote communities

Sightsavers’ Julia Strong visits an eye health outreach project in Tanzania that’s making a huge difference to people in remote communities.

February 2015
A woman has her bandages removed after undergoing trachoma surgery in Kenya.

Trachoma control project in Marsabit, Kenya: evaluation reports

Since April 2011, Sightsavers have been implementing a Trachoma Control Project with Comic Relief funding of £700,000 in Marsabit, Kenya.

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iReflect on Social Inclusion

A review of Sightsavers’ organisation-wide process to develop a global strategy on social inclusion aligned to strategies in eye health and education.

A patient undergoes surgery for trachoma in Zambia.

Neglected tropical diseases: policy brief

In this policy brief, Sightsavers outlines an integrated approach to tackling neglected tropical diseases, including the Global Trachoma Mapping Project.

A man gathers fresh water at a new well.

WASHing away blinding trachoma

A report outlining how challenges of trachoma, access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and poverty are mutually reinforcing.

A boy washes his face to prevent the spread of trachoma infection.

A SAFE way forward: Women, trachoma and WASH

You might be wondering why World Water Day is important for Sightsavers. It's because access to clean water and sanitation aids the prevention of blindness.

Helen Hamilton, March 2013