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Sightsavers-supported eye clinic celebrates its 10-year anniversary

The Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre in The Gambia marked the occasion with an event to celebrate its success providing eye health services.

Sister Habiba Shemsu.
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Sister Habiba’s story

Imagine having to walk eight hours to get to work. That’s the challenge facing Sister Habiba Shemsu, an eye care worker in south-west Ethiopia.

Rosalind Jones with a photo of Quentin Green
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Proceeds from air crash book to be donated to Sightsavers

An author whose brother died in a plane crash in 1961 has written a book to investigate the tragedy, with royalties donated to charities including Sightsavers.

A woman having her eyes tested
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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
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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
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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.
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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.

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