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December 2016

Art students from Sarjana Academy work on mural promoting equitable access to health care for people with disabilities
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Higher profile for Sightsavers’ Inclusive Eye Health initiative in India

Sightsavers has boosted the profile of its Inclusive Eye Health initiative being piloted in the Indian city of Bhopal.

Art student putting finishing touches to the Inclusive Eye Health mural in Bhopal.
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Young artists get creative to promote disability inclusion

Art students in Bhopal painted striking murals along the wall of a hospital to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

A mountainous landscape in Malawi with a solo motorbike.
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A UK eyesight crisis – and how different it could have been elsewhere

Earlier this week, my mother nearly went blind. In less than a day, the pressure in one of her eyes went from the norm of 10-21mm Hg to 81 mm Hg.

A school girl smiling
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Sightsavers welcomes DFID commitment to leadership in disability inclusion

Sightsavers has welcomed the commitments made by the UK government in two major reviews setting out its priorities for international development.

Sunglasses from the Specs Appeal
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Huge success for Specs Appeal auction

Sightsavers’ eBay auction on hundreds of pairs of sunglasses and glasses owned by celebrities has come to an end after 10 days.

Rose sits at her sewing machine, a skill she learned during Sightsavers' Connecting the Dots programme in Uganda.
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Additional funding for Sightsavers’ employment project in Uganda

Sightsavers’ economic empowerment project that trains young people with disabilities in Uganda has received funding to expand over the next four years.