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Ajiyan Allah, who contracted the disease twenty years ago, is led out of her house by her granddaughter. As well as robbing people of their sight, river blindness can have a much wider impact on the community. The disease stops children from going to school as they become carers and prevents parents from working, perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

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