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Sightsavers-supported ophthalmology unit opens in Jamaica

We are pleased to announce that a new ophthalmology unit and theatre was officially opened at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, Jamaica, in January.

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Specsavers chooses Sightsavers as charity partner for new induction scheme

Sightsavers has been chosen as one of three charity partners to be part of Specsavers’ new online staff induction.

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Sightsavers features on American NPR Morning Edition

National Public Radio correspondent Jason Beaubien has spoken on the show’s Morning Edition today about his recent trip to Ghana organised by Sightsavers.

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Sightsavers CEO featured in New Year 2016 Honours List

Dr Caroline Harper has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her services to visually impaired people abroad.

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Sightsavers on Channel 4 hits 8.5 million views

More than 8.5 mil people watched the story of Rose Paolo as she undergoes cataract surgery and sees clearly for the first time after years of blindness.

Ade, Rose, and friends pose for photo together.
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BBC 5 Live features Sightsavers’ Unreported World episode

Sightsavers’ work in Malawi, as featured on Channel 4’s Unreported World: The Fight for Sight, has been featured on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Hit List.

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Pfizer celebrates its 500 millionth trachoma treatment

Pfizer has donated its 500 millionth Zithromax® (azithromycin) antibiotic tablet, used to treat blinding trachoma in countries across Africa and Asia.

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Dr Bilghis’s story

Dr Bilghis, an ophthalmic consultant, spent three years travelling to some of Sudan’s most remote, hostile areas to carry out eye examinations.

A picture of two women and a man who have volunteered to lose their sight for the day.
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Majority of Brits say sight is priceless

Sightsavers commissioned research to find out how much people in the UK value sight, with many respondents saying they see it as the most important sense.

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Unreported World: an unbelievable response

We’ve had a fantastic response to Unreported World: The Fight for Sight, which screened on Channel 4 on Friday and featured Sightsavers’ work in Malawi.

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