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75% of sight loss can be cured or prevented

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Our story

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society.

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Where we work

Sightsavers is an international development charity working in 30 countries across Africa and Asia to prevent blindness and strengthen local health systems.

Ayenyo and Lawino stand together outside their hut in Uganda.
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Summer appeal

It's too late for Ayenyo's sight. Will you help us eliminate river blindness across Uganda and help protect her grandchildren?

When the bandage came off after my eye operation, I saw my daughter’s face. She looked so beautiful.
Zamurrad, Pakistan
Zamurrad smiles with her daughter following her eye operation.

We work in more than 30 countries

We prevent avoidable blindness in some of the world’s poorest areas by partnering with local communities, governments and other groups to distribute disease treatments, carry out operations and eye examinations, strengthen health systems and advocate for people with disabilities. Find out more about where we work.

 

Meet our staff around the world

Munazza Gillani.

Pakistan

“Restoring people's sight and empowering people with disabilities gives me immense satisfaction.”

Munazza Gillani, country director
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Dr Ndalela, an ophthalmologist, from Senanga District Hospital.

Zambia

“Saving people's sight isn't just my job: it's my calling. I'm happy to help children have a brighter future.”

Mr Ndalela, opthalmic clinical officer
Read Mr Ndalela’s story

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Uganda

“If we are all Ugandans, we should be treated equally. That is what I want, to see change.”

Edith Kagoya, programme manager
Read Edith’s story

Find out more about our work across the world

Where we work

How we’re making a difference

Aklima clings to the bars of one of the windows in her home.
Sightsavers Reports

Aklima’s story

Three-year-old Aklima has cataracts that affect her vision. Her home is surrounded by water, so it's a race against time to treat her and keep her safe.

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Sightsavers named one of GiveWell’s top charities for the second year

The charity evaluator has included Sightsavers on its list of nine top charities for its work treating children for parasitic infections, known as deworming.

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Ghana nominates Sightsavers employee for UN disability committee

The government of Ghana has nominated Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame for a place on the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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