October 2014

A female teacher is standing at the front of a classroom teaching, many school children are looking at her.
Sightsavers blog

Informing discussions on data and disability

How can lessons from our programmes inform discussions on data and disability? Data is a hot topic in development, with many discussions on its potential.

Sightsavers Reports

Independent evaluation of Sightsavers’ Innovation fund round 2

The broad objective of the Innovation Fund was to pilot new and innovative approaches to meeting eye health and broader disability challenges.

Three women standing together with a group of men in the background.
Sightsavers from the field

History in the making: the launch of the Malawi Trachoma Elimination Programme

16 October was an exciting day for the people of Kasungu District in Malawi. They witnessed the launch of the Malawi Trachoma Elimination Programme.

A man receiving an eye examination
News /

NGOs unite in rejecting MP’s comment on aid law

The Telegraph has published a letter signed by Sightsavers in response to statements that enshrining the 0.7 per cent aid target in law was ‘bizarre’.

Mr Winesi who has bilateral cateracts, sits outside his house in Mwanza District.

Digital event launches Sightsavers’ biggest ever appeal

Sightsavers has launched its biggest ever appeal, A Million Miracles, which aims to raise £30 million to provide a million sight-restoring surgeries.

Close up photo of an older woman.
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Blogs / NTDs /

NTDs and disability: time for new thinking

I recently attended the NNN (NTD (neglected tropical disease) NGDO network) annual meeting, taking place this year in Paris.

Mr Winesi sits outside his home in Kalima village with his wife Namaleta. Mr Winesi has a bilateral cataract and is blind.

Grandfather from Malawi has his sight restored in live webcast

A blind man’s sight-restoring bilateral cataract operation was broadcast live around the world today from a hospital in Malawi.

A woman in India with visual impairments weaving wool in her home.

Liberal Democrats put people with disabilities in the picture

The Liberal Democrats have become the first UK political party to explicitly include people with disabilities in their 2015 general election manifesto.