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September 2014

Children stand outside singing about facewashing in Kenya. There are around 20 of them, all wearing blue skirts and white polo tops.
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Sightsavers launches facewashing campaign in Kenya to prevent blinding trachoma

Children in Northern Kenya are taking lessons in facewashing, which will help to eliminate the blinding disease trachoma in the country.

Members of the Jolly Wheelers cycle group wearing Sightsavers t-shirts, standing with their bicycles outside a restaurant high on a hill in Italy.
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Jolly Wheelers tackle tenth Coast to Coast cycle in aid of Sightsavers

Cyclists from St Albans calling themselves the Jolly Wheelers are poised to set out on their annual charity bike ride across Italy in aid of Sightsavers.

A photo of someone's hands on a piece of paper with braille on it.
Sightsavers Reports

iReflect on Social Inclusion

A review of Sightsavers’ organisation-wide process to develop a global strategy on social inclusion aligned to strategies in eye health and education.

The cataract operating team led by Dr Gerald, one of Malawi's few eye surgeons, Nsanje Hospital, Nsanje, Malawi. L-R:Dr Gerald, Mavis, Margaret, Olive, Tennis, Charlotte and Charles.
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Report calls on government to prioritise health systems strengthening

Sightsavers has hailed today’s report from the International Development Select Committee into strengthening health systems in developing countries.

Drugs being distributed to locals in Nigeria
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Milestone moment for 0.7% UK aid target

A law has been put in place to ensure that the UK meets the global obligation of earmarking 0.7 per cent of its GDP for international development projects.

Caroline Harper, Lynne Featherstone and Ben Quilter holding a giant card reading 'Put Us in the Picture'.
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Sightsavers hands Put Us in the Picture petition to UK government

The petition calls on politicians to make sure people with disabilities aren’t ignored in the fight against global poverty.

Sunetra Sarker
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Sightsavers ambassador Sunetra stars in Strictly Come Dancing

Sunetra, who plays Dr Zoe Hanna on medical drama Casualty, has been an ambassador for Sightsavers since 2009.

Two buys smile and embrace each other.
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Put Us in the Picture petition reaches 20,000 signatures

The petition is part of our campaign calling on the government to make sure people with disabilities are included in global development.