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From the cover of Sightsavers annual report 2011: a woman smiling as she covers one of her eyes.
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New data for World Sight Day shows global blindness is lower than expected

The global prevalence of blindness stands at 36 million people, according to research published in medical journal The Lancet.

A team of surgeons carrying out a cataract operation in Cameroon.
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Sightsavers and partners launch innovative approach to funding cataract surgery

The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan could provide up to 18,000 cataract operations in the next five years.

Fynn meets programme staff during his trip.
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Good eye health services are vital, whether you live in Cardiff or Kenya

In summer 2017, 16-year-old Fynn Helyar travelled to Samburu County in Kenya to see eye examinations, diagnoses and surgery. Here is his story.

The cover of the single, showing the words 'Emojion' and 'So Much More'
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Proceeds from Specsavers’ charity song to be donated to Sightsavers

The track, entitled ‘So Much More’, was written, recorded and produced by Specsavers staff and released on iTunes in September.

Ivan, a Ugandan child, wears his new spectacles.
Sightsavers Reports

Position paper: recycling of used spectacles

A position paper from Sightsavers explaining why they do not take part in the recycling of used spectacles, including lack of cost-effectiveness.

A child's eyes are examined by a nurse.
Sightsavers Reports

Strengthening eye health: a focus for health systems

A report detailing how improving eye health and reducing blindness is achievable, cost-effective and contributes significantly to poverty reduction.

A slum area of Bhopal, India.
Sightsavers Reports

Ensuring universal access to eye health in urban slums in the Global South

A document detailing Sightsavers' pilot approach aimed at developing an Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) model and IEH Minimum Standards in Bhopal, India.

An eye health clinic in Bhopal, India.
Sightsavers Reports

Universal design and inclusive eye health: a pilot initiative in Bhopal

An Inclusive Eye Health initiative in Bhopal involving a tertiary eye hospital and six primary vision centres located within urban informal settlements.

A Cambodian child tries on new glasses at school.
Sightsavers Reports

Inclusion made easy in eye health programs

How to make eye care services accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities, and assist people with permanent vision loss.

Four children sit and wait for treatment at the Sitapur eye hospital, India.
Sightsavers Reports

Scaling up human resources for eye health

A case study of public private partnership, stating that partnerships between state and non-state actors can raise the pro?le of eye health.

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