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.
PRESS RELEASE: An innovative public private partnership that encourages the adoption of better hygiene habits in Ethiopia to address preventable infectious diseases such as trachoma, diarrhoea, and pneumonia. Continue reading
A Sightsavers’ project in Zambia has been awarded a grant of SEK 3 million from the Swedish Postcode Foundation, to help tackle the blinding neglected tropical disease trachoma in 2016 and 2017. Continue reading
Sightsavers has teamed up with The World Bank and Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD) to support governments in Africa and Asia to strengthen their national school health and nutrition programmes. Continue reading
The results of the election of nine new members to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, held in New York on Tuesday 14 June, have been announced. Continue reading
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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.