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A girl is reading a book at home while wearing glasses.
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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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Social enterprise in India

People in developing countries often don't have access to basic health services or medicines, but Coca-Cola can be bought even in remote corners of Africa.

A mother with her son in Dhaka. He is wearing his new spectacles.
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Bangladesh Dhaka Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Project: evaluation

The project aimed to strengthen eye care facilities, increase awareness of eye care among poor urban communities, and increase access to eye services.

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Sightsavers responds to 2015 election manifestos

Dominic Haslam, director of policy and programme strategy at Sightsavers, comments on the representation of international development in each manifesto.

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0.7% aid target is enshrined in law

Sightsavers has applauded the final vote on the International Development Bill, which will enshrine in law the UK government’s commitment to overseas aid.

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