The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded Sightsavers a grant of US$2.19 million to help fight the disease.
Teenage girls from Kaduna State marked the global event by attending the launch of a new project that will give them the skills they need to start their own business.
The online event will share key findings on eliminating trachoma from a new collection of research papers published in the International Health journal.
The funding will be used for programmes that protect people from the harmful effects of trachoma, river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and intestinal worms.
Led by Sightsavers and the Walker Institute, the project will work with the Malawian government to explore a range of future scenarios, and what these would mean for its efforts to curb NTDs.
The updated plan reaffirms Sightsavers' commitment to enhancing inclusive data and collaboration in the international development sector.
We applaud the clear focus on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty, as well as the specific section on people with disabilities.
Speckles will be supporting Sightsavers’ eye health projects through annual donations, starting with the School Health Integrated Programming project in Liberia.