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Mr Winesi who has bilateral cateracts, sits outside his house in Mwanza District.
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Digital event launches Sightsavers’ biggest ever appeal

Sightsavers has launched its biggest ever appeal, A Million Miracles, which aims to raise £30 million to provide a million sight-restoring surgeries.

Winesi, who has cataracts, sits outside his home in Malawi with his wife Namaleta.
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Grandfather from Malawi has his sight restored in live webcast

A blind man’s sight-restoring bilateral cataract operation was broadcast live around the world today from a hospital in Malawi.

Children stand outside singing about facewashing in Kenya. There are around 20 of them, all wearing blue skirts and white polo tops.
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Sightsavers launches facewashing campaign in Kenya to prevent blinding trachoma

Children in Northern Kenya are taking lessons in facewashing, which will help to eliminate the blinding disease trachoma in the country.

Members of the Jolly Wheelers cycle group wearing Sightsavers t-shirts, standing with their bicycles outside a restaurant high on a hill in Italy.
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Jolly Wheelers tackle tenth Coast to Coast cycle in aid of Sightsavers

Cyclists from St Albans calling themselves the Jolly Wheelers are poised to set out on their annual charity bike ride across Italy in aid of Sightsavers.

The cataract operating team led by Dr Gerald, one of Malawi's few eye surgeons, Nsanje Hospital, Nsanje, Malawi. L-R:Dr Gerald, Mavis, Margaret, Olive, Tennis, Charlotte and Charles.
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Report calls on government to prioritise health systems strengthening

Sightsavers has hailed today’s report from the International Development Select Committee into strengthening health systems in developing countries.

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly
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Sightsavers’ BBC Radio 4 appeal raises £35,000

A Sightsavers appeal on BBC Radio 4 has raised £35,000 towards our vital work in some of the world’s poorest countries.

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The road to elimination: three stories from Mali

Last March, five regions in Mali were given ground-breaking news that would change the future of their communities.

Mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba checks his mobile phone.
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Boubacar’s story

Sightsavers’ mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba travels by motorbike to some of the most remote regions in Mali to perform surgery in the field.

A close-up of mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba checking his mobile phone.
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Combating trachoma with a mobile phone

Mobile phones are being used to help eliminate blinding trachoma in Mali. Take a look at our new mHealth project in action.

Typing on phone with woman's eye being checked in the background.
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Sightsavers’ trachoma mapping project ahead of schedule

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project, which aims to find out where trachoma is most prevalent, is poised to hit its two-year target nine months early. 

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