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The problem

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.

Find out what we’re doing about it

How we’re doing

How you can help

people39million

people around the world are blind

firstaid80%

of this can be cured or prevented

News

A portrait of Archana holding up her award.

We’ve won an award for our work on disability data disaggregation in India!

27 June 2016

A Sightsavers presentation on data disaggregated by disability has won first prize at a Vision 2020 conference held in India on 4th & 5th June. Continue reading

A young girl washes her hands in an outdoor sink.

Unilever Lifebuoy and Sightsavers partner to improve hygiene and combat blinding trachoma in Ethiopia

24 June 2016

PRESS RELEASE: An innovative public private partnership that encourages the adoption of better hygiene habits in Ethiopia to address preventable infectious diseases such as trachoma, diarrhoea, and pneumonia. Continue reading

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Swedish Postcode Foundation helping tackle trachoma in Zambia

21 June 2016

A Sightsavers’ project in Zambia has been awarded a grant of SEK 3 million from the Swedish Postcode Foundation, to help tackle the blinding neglected tropical disease trachoma in 2016 and 2017. Continue reading

Senegalese children smiling and waving at the

We’re supporting governments to make sure no child is left behind

16 June 2016

Sightsavers has teamed up with The World Bank and Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD) to support governments in Africa and Asia to strengthen their national school health and nutrition programmes. Continue reading

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For every £1 we receive (including donated supplies)

91.8p

goes towards our vital work

7.7p

grows awareness and funds

0.5p

makes sure everything runs properly

UK aid from the British people.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.

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