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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

Tom Whincup TN

Tom takes on a survival challenge

15 August 2016

Tom Whincup, aged nine and from Tewkesbury, is off to hike across Gloucestershire to spend the night to raise funds for this years' chosen charities. Continue reading

Regional NTD coordinator Mwita B Machage examines patients at the surgery camp.

Tanzanian government convenes global partners working to eliminate trachoma

27 July 2016

Partners meet to discuss joint efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma in Tanzania. Continue reading

Accelerating the elimination of trachoma

26 July 2016

The WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 (GET2020) has released its plan of action for eliminating the disease by 2020. Continue reading

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Sightsavers’ work featured on BBC’s ‘Forces of Nature’

21 July 2016

Tune in on Monday 25 July at 9pm and watch Majidul's story. 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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