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Mali government and USAID praise Sightsavers' inclusive education programme

Over 250 children with visual impairments will go to primary school in Mali as the result of a new Sightsavers pilot programme being run in six schools.

Photo of a young boy smiling with glasses on.
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‘The Big Bake’ launches Sightsavers’ partnership with Optical Express

A new partnership with Optical Express was launched on World Sight Day, with ‘The Big Bake’, a nationwide bake sale.

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Sightsavers supporters encouraged to #Take10Give10 to save sight

Take a 10-minute wellbeing break and make a donation as part of the #Take10Give10 challenge to help save sight.

An eye health worker shines a torch into Issa's eyes to check for trachoma.
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More than a million people examined for trachoma

In just over a year, more than a million people across four continents have been examined as part of the Tropical Data initiative.

A girl in India holds one hand over her eye during a sight test at school.
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Vision for the Commonwealth campaign aims to raise awareness of poor sight

Sightsavers has joined other eye health groups to call for avoidable blindness to be included in April's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the UK.

From the cover of Sightsavers annual report 2011: a woman smiling as she covers one of her eyes.
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New data for World Sight Day shows global blindness is lower than expected

The global prevalence of blindness stands at 36 million people, according to research published in medical journal The Lancet.

Polok Islam is being held by a family member. Around 20 other people are in the group photo, all are smiling and standing.
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Million Miracles target in sight as UK government pledges to double donations

Sightsavers has launched a final push to deliver a million cataract operations, with income from the appeal matched pound for pound by the UK government.

A team of surgeons carrying out a cataract operation in Cameroon.
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Sightsavers and partners launch innovative approach to funding cataract surgery

The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan could provide up to 18,000 cataract operations in the next five years.

The cover of the single, showing the words 'Emojion' and 'So Much More'
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Proceeds from Specsavers’ charity song to be donated to Sightsavers

The track, entitled ‘So Much More’, was written, recorded and produced by Specsavers staff and released on iTunes in September.

Aminata has her eyes screened for trachoma.
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Harvard students choose Sightsavers as top charity

Students who studied effective altruism and health care at the US university have selected Sightsavers to receive a grant of US$25,000.

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