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November 2015

In Bangladesh people walk beside a delapidated house close to a hospital.
Sightsavers Reports

Disability, disasters and empowerment: summary

A summary of a November Sightsavers 2015 report into a disability-inclusive disaster preparedness programme in Satkhira, Bangladesh.

Children stand outside their school in Bangladesh.
Sightsavers Reports

Disability, disasters and empowerment

A Sightsavers report identifying the causes of vulnerability to disasters for people with disabilities in Satkhira, Bangladesh.

Isaac works on the knitting machine alongside his tutor.
Sightsavers Reports

Isaac’s story

Isaac lost his sight seven years ago, forcing him to drop out of school. He’d lost hope until Sightsavers offered to give him vocational training.

Woman pushing child in wheelchair
Sightsavers Reports

Strengthening Sightsavers’ reach and impact in West Africa: end-of-term evaluation

The achievements from the first four years of the “Strengthening Sightsavers reach and impact in West Africa” 2012-2015 programme supported by Irish Aid.

A lady, wearing bright red, sits on a bed with a young boy.
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Pfizer celebrates its 500 millionth trachoma treatment

Pfizer has donated its 500 millionth Zithromax® (azithromycin) antibiotic tablet, used to treat blinding trachoma in countries across Africa and Asia.

Dr Bilghis
Sightsavers Reports

Dr Bilghis’s story

Dr Bilghis, an ophthalmic consultant, spent three years travelling to some of Sudan’s most remote, hostile areas to carry out eye examinations.