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A Million Miracles: our award-winning campaign

Sightsavers celebrated a triumphant night at the Institute of Fundraising National Awards, overcoming tough competition to pick up two trophies.

Nazondani Mologeni, 76, having her eyes checked by OCO Harold Malinda.
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Advancing Healthy Communities in East Africa: end-of-term evaluation

The programme aimed to increase access to eye health services and to reduce the cataract surgical backlog in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

A group of residents in Kolkata, dressed in colourful clothing.
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Kolkata Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Programme: end-of-term evaluation

This project was developed to reduce avoidable blindness in Kolkata, especially among vulnerable women and children living in urban slum areas.

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Trachoma mapping completed in Sudan

The Sightsavers-led Global Trachoma Mapping Project, which aims to determine worldwide prevalence of trachoma, has completed its mapping in Sudan.

A girl is reading a book at home while wearing glasses.
Sightsavers Reports

Smriti’s story

Smriti, who lives in Uchitpurhad in Bangladesh, had cataracts in both eyes, and her poor vision took away much of her confidence. We visit her six years after her cataract operation to see how her life has changed.

HRH Princess Alexandra smiles as she cuts a Sightsavers cake at head office in Haywards Heath.
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Princess Alexandra visits Sightsavers to celebrate 65 years of preventing blindness

Princess Alexandra met with staff at our Haywards Heath head office today to discuss our work to prevent and cure blindness.

Laurinda laughing and clapping after cataract surgery.
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Laurinda’s story

Laurinda had been blind for four years. But after a cataract operation to save her sight, she is able to work again and grow crops to feed her family.

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From toilets to theatre: eliminating trachoma in Guinea-Bissau

Battling an infectious eye disease like trachoma isn’t just about handing out medication or referring people for surgery.

A woman and a man reading and laughing
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Sightsavers unveils 2015 manifesto

Our manifesto outlines where where we stand, and what we want to see from whoever’s leading the country after the UK election on 7 May.

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Your chance to hold party leaders to account on live television

The ITV leaders’ debate, featuring seven party leaders, is a great chance to ensure that development remains an important issue for all political parties.

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