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The problem

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.

Find out what we’re doing about it

How we’re doing

How you can help

people39million

people around the world are blind

firstaid80%

of this can be cured or prevented

News

Close up photo of Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.

Sightsavers advocacy advisor nominated for UN committee

20 May 2016

Sightsavers' Global Advocacy Advisor Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame has been chosen as Ghana's candidate for the United Nations Expert Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Continue reading

Our country director and a member of our board of trustees lstand in front of a promotional banner at an NTD event.

Event marks progress of partners working together to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases in Nigeria

11 May 2016

The Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria and The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Trachoma Initiative hosted an event to celebrate the progress made towards meeting the NTD elimination global targets. Continue reading

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The cost of eliminating trachoma in the next four years is estimated at US$1 billion

26 April 2016

The cost of eliminating trachoma by 2020 is revealed at the 2016 WHO Alliance in Sydney. Continue reading

A crowded hall at the United Nations General Assembly.

Our question reached the United Nations!

12 April 2016

A few weeks ago we asked you to help get a question about disability on the agenda for discussions with the candidates for UN Secretary General - and it worked! Continue reading

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For every £1 we receive (including donated supplies)

91.8p

goes towards our vital work

7.7p

grows awareness and funds

0.5p

makes sure everything runs properly

UK aid from the British people.Sightsavers is one of only nine charities given a ‘high performance’ rating by the UK Department for International Development as part of a 2012 Independent Performance Review of their Programme Partnership Arrangement. Find out more.

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