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.
Extra funding from the UK government is helping Sightsavers to expand its neglected tropical disease (NTD) prevention programme in Nigeria. The additional funding will allow the project to reach 13 million more people across two e Continue reading
Last night a group of health ministers came together at the World Health Assembly in Geneva to commit to end neglected tropical diseases in their countries. Continue reading
We’re working with local partners to combat trachoma in Guinea Bissau, and with every year we’re getting closer to elimination of the disease. Continue reading
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