Eye health


A tribute to Sir Nicholas Fenn

Sir Nicholas Fenn, who died on 18 September 2016, was a dedicated advocate and staunch supporter of Sightsavers.

Ayuba Auta, Mectizan distributor in Bugai, stands against a wall with a dosing pole. He is wearing purple and smiling.

Sightsavers debunks reports of river blindness risk in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Survey results invalidate claims made in the media about the possibility of fresh infection in the population or a possible outbreak of the disease.

Three women talking and laughing

Sustainable Development Goals make progress a year after launching

Last year world leaders agreed the SDGs – a goal commitment to end poverty by 2030, by meeting economic, health, education, social and environmental needs. 

A close up of a woman stands and talks in the middle of a group of people.
Sightsavers blog

UK aid: The right support is vital in the fight against global poverty

The future of the UK government’s commitment to development aid rests in the hands of the Department for International Development.


Tom takes on a survival challenge

Nine-year-old Tom Whincup, from Tewkesbury, is preparing to hike across Gloucestershire to raise money for charities including Sightsavers.

Dr Gerald Msukwa smiles at the camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Dr Gerald Msukwa

Dr Msukwa is an ophthalmologist in southern Malawi. He restores sight through cataract operations, and says his passion is helping children to see again.

Baraka plays with a yellow balloon.
Sightsavers Reports

Baraka’s story

Baraka loves a hug, but cataracts meant he couldn’t see the faces of his family. Thanks to donations from people like you, we were able to restore his sight.

Madalitso Nyangulu sitting on his motorcycle.
Sightsavers Reports

Madalitso’s story

Every Wednesday, Madalitso ventures into rural Malawi on a motorbike, ready to screen and treat people with impaired vision.

Dr Paul Nyaluke.
Sightsavers Reports

Dr Paul Nyaluke

Dr Nyaluke has been a qualified ophthalmologist for nine years. He now specialises in performing surgery on children with cataracts.

A medical coordin examines patients at an eye health camp in Tanzania.

Tanzanian government and global partners team up to fight trachoma

A group of government departments and charitable organisations have convened to discuss joint efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma in the country.

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