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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 teacher writing on a blackboard in front of a group of children.

Children with disabilities most likely to be denied education

04 March 2015

Children with disabilities, children in conflict areas and girls are the groups most likely to miss out on going to school, a new campaign reports. Continue reading

A man smiling with a crowd of children behind him.

They heard us in New York!

27 February 2015

Sightsavers is pleased to see that a draft document on which the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals will be based has committed to leaving no one behind in the fight against extreme poverty – but we’d like to see it go fur Continue reading

Four men sitting at a table at the Beyond 2020 discussion event.

Fighting neglected diseases now and beyond 2020

20 February 2015

A roundtable event held today in London brought together experts across fields including health, pharmaceuticals and NGOs to discuss working together towards the elimination of neglected tropical diseases. Continue reading

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