Activities take place across the world to celebrate progress against malaria and encourage political, scientific and personal commitments to end the disease for good. 25th April marks the tenth World Malaria Day and the culmination of a month of worldwide action against the disease at a time when global malaria cases are on the […]
10ème jubilé de la journée mondiale du paludisme, le 25 April 2018 Le Swiss Malaria Group organise, conjointement avec le Partenariat RBM pour en finir avec le paludisme, comme point d’orgue du Tour de Suisse contre le paludisme, le jubilé de la 10ème journée mondiale de lutte contre le paludisme à Genève le 25 avril 2018. […]
10th anniversary of World Malaria Day, 25 April 2018 As a highlight of the Tour de Suisse against malaria, the Swiss Malaria Group together with the RBM Partnership to End Malaria is organizing the 10th anniversary celebrations of World Malaria Day in Geneva on 25 April 2018. An inauguration of the World Malaria Day art […]
With one month to go until World Malaria Day, April 25th, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria is calling on political and business leaders, scientists and citizens worldwide to declare they are ready to beat malaria – one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases that puts half the world at risk and costs a child’s life every two minutes.
World Water Day offers us an opportunity think about some of the challenges facing those of us working in the field of infectious diseases and how working alongside those in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector could improve impacts across the board.
The Social Inclusion Working Group at Sightsavers has welcomed its first inspiring speaker, Lady Jean Wilson, whose husband, Sir John Wilson, founded Sightsavers in 1950.
The working group, which has members across all departments of Sightsavers, aims to make sure everything we do both in terms of our programmes and operations is fully inclusive and accessible to everyone.
Early intervention is recognised as crucial in mitigating and preventing developmental disabilities. Yet services for early intervention are rare in India and non-existent in the rural areas. After an assessment at our government hospital-based centre, this project provides families with follow up services for their children in their own communities. Local level health and childcare workers were trained to identify and refer children and parents meet our team regularly to update their skills and monitor their own kids.
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect over one billion of the world’s poorest people. Sightsavers, with additional funding from the UK government, is helping to eliminate two significant NTDs: onchocerciasis (also known as river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis. Both are debilitating diseases caused by parasite infections.
This year marks the tenth World Malaria Day, an internationally recognised day, highlighting the global efforts to control malaria and celebrating the gains that have been made.
The 60th Commission on the Status of Women is about to kick off at the United Nations. Sightsavers is marking this annual event with a series of blogs to highlight the importance of looking at development through a gender lens and ensure that disability (which will affect all of us at some point in our lives) is not overlooked.