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Sandeep Kumar, a truck driver from India, stands in front of his truck.
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Helping India’s truck drivers to see clearly

In India, five million truck drivers transport two thirds of the nation’s cargo. Yet many don’t have the time or money to get their eyes checked regularly.

A group of people riding on an uncovered autorickshaw in Bangladesh.
Sightsavers from the field

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.

Mohammad Islam Ansari, a young truck driver in New Delhi.
Sightsavers from the field

What we’ve achieved: global highlights from November

A round-up of our work across the world, including news from India, Uganda and Cameroon.

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

During a trip to Bihar, Ed Hennessy saw first-hand how Sightsavers is treating cataracts in some of the poorest and most remote parts of the country.

Fynn meets programme staff during his trip.
Sightsavers from the field

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.

Shahid wearing his new glasses, and a huge grin.
Sightsavers from the field

Sightsavers in India: meeting Shahid

Sightsavers’ Nathan Hill travelled to India to meet schoolboy Shahid as he received his first pair of glasses – an experience he says he'll never forget.

Sightsavers employee Sarah sitting on a boat with 12 other people.
Sightsavers from the field

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.
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.

Sightsavers Board of Trustees chairman Martin Dinham watches a cataract operation in Mozambique.
Sightsavers from the field

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.

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