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.
BREAKING NEWS: The outcome of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations at the UN stands us on the brink of history. It finally delivers a consensus that disability must be mainstreamed into development policy internationally. Continue reading
Sightsavers pays tribute to Professor Brien Holden, OAM, the CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute and a professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Australia. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE: Maryanne Diamond, internationally recognised for her work advocating for people with sight impairments and disabilities, has joined Sightsavers as a trustee. Continue reading
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