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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


people around the world are blind


of this can be cured or prevented


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The To-Do List #4: Squeeze a pre-election promise out of politicians

17 April 2015

Will you send a message to the candidates standing for election in your constituency, asking them to support inclusive international development if they're elected? Continue reading

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General election manifestos: what we think

20 April 2015

Sightsavers' Dominic Haslam evaluates the manifestos of the five main parties to see how they stack up on issues of development and health. Continue reading


Help shopkeepers like Hazrat when you shop on eBay

08 April 2015

By making Sightsavers your favourite charity on eBay you can help shopkeepers like Hazrat who turned his life around and now has a thriving business in Bangladesh. Continue reading


The To-Do List #3: Put your future in writing

01 April 2015

Imagine your dream of the future – for yourself, your family or the world – then make a public pledge by putting it in writing and sharing what you want to achieve. Continue reading


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