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Majority of Brits value sight as priceless

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A video cameraperson filming a group of children in a hospital ward.

Unreported World: unbelievable response!

Sightsavers 19 October 2015

We've had a fantastic response to Unreported World: The Fight for Sight, which screened on Channel 4 on Friday night Continue reading

A young person having their eyes examined. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust logo is laid over the image. Text reads: Working to eliminate blinding trachoma in 11 Commonwealth countries by 2019.

The Trust launches trachoma website

Sightsavers 09 October 2015

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has launched a website highlighting the work of partners in 11 countries towards eliminating trachoma. Continue reading

Ade Adepitan leaning on the back of a ute, surrounded by children.

Sightsavers on Channel 4’s Unreported World with Ade Adepitan

09 October 2015

TV presenter and wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan sees the life-changing impact of Sightsavers-supported cataract operations in Malawi, in an episode of Channel 4's Unreported World. Continue reading

An image that looks like a building and road but has deliberately been made very blurry.

World Sight Day: what’s the #ValueOfSight?

Sightsavers 08 October 2015

This World Sight Day, Sightsavers is conducting a sight survey - we want to know how you feel about your sight, and what sort of value you put on it. Continue reading

A woman with a bandage over her right eye

Miracles in Tanzania: we blog for Virgin Unite

Sightsavers 08 October 2015

This week Sightsavers' Carol Casey blogs for Virgin Unite about her experience of seeing cataract surgery change lives in Tanzania. Continue reading

Sightsavers' CEO Dr Caroline Harper.

World Sight Day: Sightsavers’ CEO on the radio!

Sightsavers 08 October 2015

To mark World Sight Day today, Insight Radio has interviewed Dr Caroline Harper, CEO of Sightsavers. Continue reading

A young African girl smiling.

Scientists win Nobel prize for river blindness discovery

05 October 2015

Scientists William C Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura – who together discovered a drug avermectin, the derivatives of which are used to treat and prevent river blindness – have been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine. Continue reading

Winesi March sitting with his wife who has their grandson on her lap.

Raise a pound with a click!

Sightsavers 05 October 2015

Got a few seconds spare? You can support Sightsavers with the click of a mouse thanks to US eyewear licensing brand Marchon’s new promotion to raise funds through its Facebook page. Continue reading

Tumbatu Outreach Screening - Ready

Win Byrogue sunglasses – and support Sightsavers!

Sightsavers 01 October 2015

For every pair of its new sunglasses range sold, Byrogue will donate £10 to help fund our work in developing countries tackling river blindness. Continue reading

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