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How you’re helping us restore sight in Bangladesh

Sightsavers’ Ella Pierce travelled to Bangladesh and met eight-year-old Suborna, who was in desperate need of a cataract operation. This is her journey.

A truck stacked high with bags of rice travels down the road in Bihar, India.
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How Sightsavers is changing lives in India

Ed Hennessy travelled to Bihar for a first-hand look at Sightsavers’ work treating cataracts in some of the poorest and most remote parts of the country.

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.

Sarah, Sightsavers employee, sitting on a boat with 12 other people. The boat is travelling along the sea.
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Restoring sight on a remote island

Sightsavers’ Sarah Filbey visits a training session for primary school teachers in Zanzibar, as they learn how to support students with visual impairments.

A woman has her eyes examined at the screening camp in Bhopal, set up for survivors of the gas disaster.
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Eye screening for survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy

Sightsavers organised screening camps for those affected by the Bhopal disaster in 1984, when a gas leak killed 3,800 people.

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

Sightsavers Board of Trustees chairman Martin Dinham watches a cataract operation in Mozambique.
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Seeing Sightsavers’ life-changing work in Mozambique

Martin Dinham, chairman of Sightsavers’ Board of Trustees, had the chance to see our work first-hand, including the moment a man’s sight was restored.

A women is walking up to the entrance of a building. Men stand around outside.
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Back from the brink: how Sierra Leone is recovering from Ebola

Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper reports from her visit to Sierra Leone on how eye care services and health workers have coped since the Ebola virus. 

A coach training a young woman in an empty stadium.
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From the Paralympics to porridge rations: Malawi’s food crisis

Malawi has been celebrating a historic first in its sporting history, while experiencing hardship and hunger from extreme food shortages.

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Reaching out to remote communities

Sightsavers’ Julia Strong visits an eye health outreach project in Tanzania that’s making a huge difference to people in remote communities.

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