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.
We're over the moon - A Million Miracles, our fundraising appeal aimed at providing a million sight-saving surgeries in three years, has so far raised more than £4.8 million; and thanks to aid matching from the UK government's De Continue reading
Bill and Melinda Gates have said that by 2030, diseases including trachoma and river blindness - both of which Sightsavers has long worked to eliminate - will be consigned to the history books. Continue reading
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Sightsavers is one of only nine charities given a ‘high performance’ rating by the UK Department for International Development. Find out more