August 2015

Aminata Gueye is wearing a dark top, sitting at a desk, talking.
Sightsavers Reports

Aminata’s story

Educating blind students in Senegal doesn't just benefit the children: it also helps families and entire communities.

News / NTDs /

WHO unveils global plan to integrate NTD programmes

The World Health Organization today unveiled a global plan to better integrate public health interventions in the battle to eliminate NTDs.

A beach

Sightsavers goes on summer tour with Action/2015

Sightsavers is joining forces with Bond and the Action/2015 coalition on a tour to raise public awareness of global development goals.

Mbathio attends school in Dakar.
Sightsavers Reports

Mbathio’s story

Thanks to a pilot project, Mbathio and other visually impaired children have been given the chance to attend school in Dakar.

Baroness Verma

Sightsavers’ photo exhibition opens at the Guardian offices in London

Sightsavers’ photo exhibition showing the impact of exclusion and inclusion in India and Uganda opened last night at the Guardian offices in London.

Lorraine leans over and speaks into a microphone. She has headphones on and is wearing a dark top.

Lorraine Kelly fronts Sightsavers’ Radio 4 appeal

Lorraine Kelly took part in a Comic Relief trip to Kenya where she saw our work in action. She was so impressed, she became a Sightsavers ambassador!

Two children sit on a hospital bed, both ahve big smiles.

Richard Branson blogs about A Million Miracles

The Virgin Group founder has promoted Sightsavers’ appeal as part of a partnership that will see Virgin help deliver thousands of life-changing surgeries.

Omari is pictured wearing white scrubs in pre operation photo. He is smiling and giving a thumbs up.

Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite helping to carry out A Million Miracles

Virgin Unite’s support of Sightsavers' A Million Miracles appeal will focus on helping to deliver thousands of life-changing cataract surgeries by 2018.

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Sightsavers blog

A historic day: UN post-2015 negotiations put disability on the agenda

It’s been a busy weekend, with people around the world waiting to see what would come out of the post-2015 negotiations in New York City.