There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.
Shocked at how unfair this is? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.
We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.
A year ago today, world leaders officially agreed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The past 12 months have seen the first plans towards implementation of the goals getting started. Continue reading
A Sightsavers’ project in Nigeria has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) END7 campaign, to help tackle NTDs. Continue reading
goes towards our vital work
grows awareness and funds
makes sure everything runs properly
Sightsavers is one of only nine charities given a ‘high performance’ rating by the UK Department for International Development as part of a 2012 Independent Performance Review of their Programme Partnership Arrangement. Find out more.