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A mother with her son in Dhaka. He is wearing his new spectacles.
Sightsavers Reports

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.

A boy smiles and is embraced by his father after having his dressings removed following eye surgery in Bangladesh.
Sightsavers Reports

Strengthen national capacities on paediatric ophthalmology in Bangladesh: end-of-term evaluation

The project aimed to train paediatric ophthalmic teams, improve leadership and management, and establish a paediatric outpatient department.

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.

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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.

Sightsavers Reports

Annual review 2014

This report includes details of the incredible consortium we lead which has been mapping trachoma across the world.

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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.

Nazondani Mologeni, 76, sitting on her bed in hopsital.
Sightsavers Reports

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.

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