Eye health

A woman having her eyes tested

Global blindness set to triple by 2050

Sightsavers will continue to tackle avoidable blindness as research reveals the number of blind people across the world is set to triple in 40 years.

The EYElliance delegation, including Sightsavers’ Imran Khan, meet President Sirleaf in Monrovia in July 2017.
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The challenges facing health and education in Liberia

In 2013 a devastating Ebola outbreak decimated Liberia's already fragile healthcare system. Yet during this period, Sightsavers continued to operate.

Abrehet with her baby.
Sightsavers Reports

Abrehet’s story

A young mother with trachoma in Ethiopia experienced pain every time she blinked. A quick operation has saved her sight and relieved the constant pain.

A group of trichiasis patients sit outside the health centre in Mwase village.
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From flash floods to lion attacks: all in a day’s work in Zambia

Sightsavers’ Julia Strong travelled to Zambia to see how the trachoma elimination project is helping local communities and restoring people’s sight.

Celebrity Kate Moss's donated sunglasses

Snap up a pair of celebrity glasses in Sightsavers’ Specs Appeal auction

Sightsavers has launched its annual Specs Appeal eBay auction, giving fans the opportunity to bid on specs donated by celebrities.

Louise Robinson greeting people

Senior DFID advisor visits eye camps in Samburu County, Kenya

Louise Robinson has visited projects as part of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Trachoma Initiative and Sightsavers’ CATCH project.

A close up image of Hibret's face. She is looking to one side.
Sightsavers Reports

Hibret’s story

When Hibret was diagnosed with trachoma, she was devastated to learn she had passed it to her children. But Sightsavers helped her family to be treated.

A girl in Senegal is measured with a dose pole to find out how much medication she needs to take, as part of a mass drug administration campaign to prevent the spread of trachoma.

WHO announces progress on trachoma elimination

In 2016, 85 million people were treated with an antibiotic to protect against trachoma, according to new data from the World Health Organization.

A montage of runners after they have finished a race.

More than 900 runners take part in ‘virtual race’ in aid of Sightsavers

Running enthusiasts from around the world have raised $5,000 (£3,800) for Sightsavers by taking part in a virtual race online.

A girl standing in front of writing that says welcome to class

Sightsavers awarded Independent Research Organisation status

The organisation is one of the only international non-governmental organisations to hold this status in the UK.

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