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Eye health

Saidi points at an image in a book with his father.
Sightsavers Reports

Saidi’s story

Saidi’s cataracts were stopping him from going to school. Donate today and you could help more children like Saidi get an education.

Asha plays in a tree outside her home with another child from her village.
Sightsavers Reports

Asha’s story

Asha was bullied by other children because of her cataracts. But a straightforward operation restored her sight, her confidence and her hope for the future.

Trachoma patient Amadu Asama from Ghana is surrounded by her grandchildren following her successful operation.
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BBC invites Sightsavers to discuss trachoma elimination

Sightsavers Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases Simon Bush was invited onto the radio programme to talk about whether the end is in sight for trachoma.

A panel of officials sit in front of a screen at the World Health Assembly.
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WHO asked to produce World Report on Vision

Member states have called for the World Health Organization to produce a report as part of the drive to ensure universal access to eye health care.

A group of villagers sit on the grass while waiting to be screened for eye conditions at a health centre in Uganda.
Sightsavers blog

Eye health: the community approach

The CATCH programme aims to ensure that people in trachoma-endemic areas benefit from improved health through the provision of eye care services.

Close-up of a man's face; he has a bandage over one eye.
Sightsavers blog

Eye health evidence gap maps

Sightsavers gap maps show where evidence exists, or there are ‘gaps’ in the evidence on cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and refractive error.

Rahel Kasaw is sitting down outside with trees behind her. She is leaning on her hand and looking to the side. She is wearing a bright pink cardigan.
Sightsavers Reports

Rahel’s story

For five years, 18-year-old Rahel was in constant discomfort and fearful of bright light. After her trachoma operation, she is able to study again.

Asha Ahmed takes her medication as part of the mass drug administration project in Darfur, Sudan.
Sightsavers from the field

Bringing hope to Darfur: how mass drug administration is tackling trachoma

As a young man, my memories of Darfur are of it being one of the most beautiful areas of Sudan. Yet the situation changed quite quickly – almost overnight.

Nine-year-old Polok smiles with his mother at home after undergoing cataract removal surgery.
Sightsavers Reports

Polok’s story

Thanks to the use of Facebook’s messenger tool, nine-year-old Polok from Bangladesh has regained his sight.

Sister Habiba Shemsu.
Sightsavers Reports

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.

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