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Blue Peter's Sight Savers appeal.
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60 years of Blue Peter: the show that gave Sightsavers its name

As Blue Peter celebrates its 60th birthday, we look back to the programme's Sight Saver appeal in 1986, which raised money for our mobile eye units in Malawi, Nigeria and Tanzania.

A selection of brightly coloured glasses for children.
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Research reveals drivers are getting behind the wheel with uncorrected sight problems

Up to 80 per cent of UK drivers break the law by not wearing their glasses when driving, according to research by Sightsavers to mark World Sight Day.

A group of women wait for their turn to be screened at a trachoma outreach camp in the Pwani region of eastern Tanzania.
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Sightsavers teams up with Nordic eyewear group D & Company

The optical group will give customers the chance to make a donation to Sightsavers to raise money and awareness for eye care projects worldwide.

Charlotte Kelly from Soul II Soul sings on stage.
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Leading musicians to hold concert in London for World Sight Day

Artists including Charlotte Kelly from Soul II Soul will perform at the charity concert on 11 October, with proceeds going to Sightsavers.

Sightsavers staff and guests stand on stage and wave at the camera.
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Super School of 5 trachoma programme expands to Nigeria

The project, which uses superhero characters to educate children about the spread of trachoma, will be introduced as part of efforts to fight the disease.

A man examines black fly larvae found near the the Agogo river in northern Uganda.
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14 areas in Uganda now free from river blindness

Nearly four million people are now free from the threat of the disease, the Uganda National Onchocerciasis Elimination Committee has announced.

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Celebrations held in Ghana to mark trachoma elimination

Government leaders, health workers, volunteers and international aid workers have gathered in Ghana’s capital, Accra, to mark the achievement.

Penny Mordaunt gives a sign language speech onstage as a roomful of people look on.
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Sightsavers welcomes disability summit commitments

At the summit, there were more than 300 signatories to the UK government's Charter for Change, and more than 170 other specific commitments made.

A lady smiling outside a centre in Malawi which provides physiotherapy.
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More UK funding announced for disability-inclusive employment initiatives

The funding, which was announced by UK Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt, aims to address disability inclusion in developing countries.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking to a room full of people in Parliament.
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Ministers attend Sightsavers-supported event in parliament

The Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt, joined MPs and peers to mark the upcoming Global Disability Summit.

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