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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 man leaning on the balcony of a shop and smiling.

Free photography exhibition: Framing Perceptions

12 December 2014

From 14-18 January 2015, Sightsavers is holding a public photography exhibition at the OXO tower in London. Continue reading

Universal Health Coverage logo.

How Universal Health Coverage could change millions of lives

12 December 2014

Today is the inaugural Universal Health Coverage Day, established to highlight the fact that an estimated one billion people around the world don't have access to health care services. Continue reading

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

Bill passed to enshrine 0.7% aid target in law

05 December 2014

This afternoon the bill to enshrine in law the UK government's 0.7% Gross National Income target for our international aid budget, passed its third reading. Continue reading

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You did it, we did it, they did it!

03 December 2014

Wednesday 3 December 2014 marked a year to the day since Sightsavers launched its Put Us in the Picture campaign, and on the same day a new Disability Framework was published by the government. Continue reading

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5p

grows awareness and funds

0.5p

keeps us running

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