Eye health

A doctor operating on someone's eyes

Swedish Postcode Foundation helping to tackle trachoma in Zambia

A Sightsavers project in Zambia has been awarded a grant of SEK 3 million from the Swedish Postcode Foundation to help tackle trachoma.

A boy in Pakistan wears special spectacles during an eye test.
Sightsavers Reports

Pakistan Urban Paediatric Eye Care Programme: end-of-term evaluation

Sightsavers’ Pakistan Country Office developed a five-year project on child eye health in slum areas of five urban cities.

Dr Anselmo with eye technician Domingos Geraldo and Signtsavers' Christina Abudo outside Ribaue Hospital.
Sightsavers Reports

Meet the outreach team saving sight in Mozambique

In Nampula province, there are only three ophthalmologists who are qualified to perform cataract operations on a population of nearly four million people.

A mother and daughter hug after receiving cataract operations in India.
Sightsavers Reports

Sightsavers' approach to inclusive eye health

A presentation explaining Sightsavers' commitment to inclusive education for all, and existing government legislation on the issue.


Eliminating trachoma within four years will cost US$1 billion

The figures were revealed at the annual meeting of the World Health Organization Alliance for Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020, held in Australia.

Sightsavers blog

Survey shows positive results of Sightsavers programmes

A few weeks ago in February, I visited Sri Lanka for a very special event.

A health worker in Uganda tests a woman's eyes as part of a trachoma outreach camp.
Sightsavers blog

Planning the right services in the right way

A survey of avoidable blindness is taking place for the first time in northern Uganda, symbolising the start of better eye health services in the region.

A boy wearing glasses

SmartBuyGlasses partners with Sightsavers

We have teamed up with SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group so that for every pair of glasses bought throughout April, £1.50 will be donated to our appeal.

Smiling children hold up thank you signs.

Aid match campaign raises £7 million thanks to UK government donations

We’re really pleased to announce that Sightsavers supporters have donated a huge £3.5 million during our second UK aid match campaign at the end of 2015.

Two men and three women sit next to each other. The two women are looking at the camera.

Trachoma mapping project identifies 100 million people at risk from blindness

The largest infectious disease survey ever undertaken has ended, providing essential data to help take the next steps to eliminate the disease.

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