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Vision First: Shell, Joint Venture Partners Supporting Integration of Eye Care into Primary Health Care

By Beti Baiye and Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writers) Vision plays a critical role in every facet of life therefore when a person’s vision is impaired, it significantly affects their quality of life. Globally, at least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment and of these, at least 1 billion people have a vision impairment that […]

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Sightsavers Nigeria: Fighting neglected tropical diseases through inclusive research

By Abdullahi Tsanni (Lead Writer) Trachoma is a major public health issue in 44 countries and the major cause of blindness or visual impairment affecting 1.9 million people globally. It spreads through direct and indirect contact with the discharge from an infected person’s hands, clothes, nose and eyes, or through infected flies. According to the […]

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World Sight Day 2020: Shell, JV partners come together to give #HopeInSight

By Beti Baiye and Dara Ajala-Damisa (Lead Writers) The trip from Yenagoa was short and uneventful. We arrived the community town hall before our hosts and as they walked in, some led by friend or family members and others feeling their way along, their gait and demeanour began to tell their story long before they […]

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Eye Doctors gather for Vision 2020 – The Right to Sight

“The eyes are the window to the soul.” This is a proverb often used that means that our eyes can be used to communicate deep emotions. The importance of people’s eyes and therefore eye health cannot be understated.  Eyes are critical because they enable us to carry out and be productive in our daily responsibilities. […]