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A woman lies with her eye open while a health worker puts eye drops into her eye.
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Bill and Melinda Gates: trachoma and river blindness will be eliminated by 2030

Bill and Melinda Gates have said that by 2030, diseases including trachoma and river blindness will be consigned to the history books.

Sightsavers' staff smile for a photo together.
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Aid match boosts appeal total to £9.7 million so far

Sightsavers’ A Million Miracles appeal, which aims to provide a million sight-saving surgeries in three years, has raised more than £4.8 million.

A young boy has his eyes examined by a woman using ophthalmic equipment.
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Improving the quality of cataract surgery using mentorship

Cataracts is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, but up to one in four patients in low-income countries have poor vision after cataract surgery.

Two women smiling and hugging
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Sightsavers welcomes DFID’s move to build health systems for all

Today sees the launch of DFID's response to the IDC Inquiry into Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries.

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Independent evaluation of Sightsavers’ Innovation fund round 2

The broad objective of the Innovation Fund was to pilot new and innovative approaches to meeting eye health and broader disability challenges.

Nazondani Mologeni, 76, sitting on her bed in hopsital.
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Nazondani’s story

At the age of 76, Nazondani still worked on a farm with her husband, but cataracts in both eyes made everyday life a challenge. Now her sight has been restored through surgery.

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.

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