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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


A young boy sits with his mother.

Pfizer celebrates 500 Millionth trachoma treatment

16 November 2015

The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI), Pfizer Inc. and the International Coalition for Trachoma Control (ICTC) have today announced Pfizer’s 500 millionth donation of the tablet Zithromax® (azithromycin), an antibiotic us Continue reading

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Unreported World: unbelievable response!

19 October 2015

We've had a fantastic response to Unreported World: The Fight for Sight, which screened on Channel 4 on Friday night Continue reading

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East End Foods plc supports Sightsavers this Christmas

09 November 2015

A new partnership between Sightsavers and East End Foods will see the company aim to raise £15,000 by the end of this year. Continue reading

Ade Adepitan leaning on the back of a ute, surrounded by children.

Sightsavers on Channel 4’s Unreported World with Ade Adepitan

09 October 2015

TV presenter and wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan sees the life-changing impact of Sightsavers-supported cataract operations in Malawi, in an episode of Channel 4's Unreported World. Continue reading


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2From 15 September until 15 December all UK donations will be matched pound for pound by the UK government.

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