There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.
Shocked at how unfair this is? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.
We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.
NEWS: Sightsavers is joining forces with development organisations Bond and Action/2015 on their summer tour aiming to raise public awareness of the new global development goals being agreed this year. Continue reading
NEWS: The World Health Organization today unveiled a global plan to better integrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services with four other public health interventions to accelerate progress in eliminating and eradicating n Continue reading
NEWS: Sightsavers' Framing Perceptions photo exhibition opened last night at the Guardian offices in London with an event attended by Baroness Verma from the UK Department for International Development. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE: Kelly Gallagher MBE is joining Sightsavers in calling on world leaders to ensure all children, including those with disabilities, have access to a quality education wherever they are growing up. Continue reading
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