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October 2016

A group of villagers sit on the ground under a tree during a CATCH screening camp in Mozambique.
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WHO global action plan: slowly but surely…

We ensure all our projects have an advocacy component, providing an opportunity for us to explore systemic and structural challenges that impact our work.

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GET2020 awarded Global Partnership Award

The WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by the year 2020 has been awarded the Global Partnership Award at a glittering event in Durban.

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Hear my Voice report launch: a huge success

Sightsavers Tanzania organised an advocacy event to launch the report ‘Hear My Voice: old age and disability are not a curse’.

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Sightsavers joins World Sight Day celebrations across the globe

Organisations have come together to mark World Sight Day, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on visual impairment.

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Back from the brink: how Sierra Leone is recovering from Ebola

Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper reports from her visit to Sierra Leone on how eye care services and health workers have coped since the Ebola virus. 

An elderly man crouching down. highlighting the challenges of old age and disability in Tanzania.
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Research reveals discrimination around old age and disability in Tanzania

A new report reveals that older people and those with disabilities in Tanzania face discrimination when accessing education and health services.

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Sightsavers at the 2016 party conferences

Gaining insights at the 2016 Labour and Conservative party conferences.

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Sightsavers project in Nigeria awarded US$50,000 grant

The grant will have a big impact on the future of communities in Kebbi State in Nigeria and enable Sightsavers to get one step closer to eliminating NTDs.

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Sightsavers programme changes lives in Mozambique

One of our programmes, Coordinated Approach to Community Health, has been changing lives in Mozambique by providing eye health care to remote communities.

Eye examinations taking place in an office.
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Localising the ‘leave no one behind’ promise in Zimbabwe

The world has agreed on 17 goals that can propel the world to the next level. But the next 15 years will have to be filled with action.

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