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.
Partners meet to discuss joint efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma in Tanzania. Continue reading
Tune in on Monday 25 July at 9pm and watch Majidul's story. Continue reading
Tropical Data, a World Health Organization (WHO)-led initiative was launched yesterday, that will aid programmes like Sightsavers' Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP). 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.