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Paralympian Taonere Banda on a beach
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Malawi's first Paralympian featured on the BBC

Malawi’s first Paralympian, Taonere Banda, has featured in a video news story on the BBC website.

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Tom takes on a survival challenge

Nine-year-old Tom Whincup, from Tewkesbury, is preparing to hike across Gloucestershire to raise money for charities including Sightsavers.

A medical coordin examines patients at an eye health camp in Tanzania.
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Tanzanian government and global partners team up to fight trachoma

A group of government departments and charitable organisations have convened to discuss joint efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma in the country.

A woman being examined for trachoma, highlighting Towards 2020, the WHO action plan supporting trachoma elimination.
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WHO releases action plan as part of push to eliminate trachoma by 2020

Learn about Towards 2020, the neglected tropical diseases action released by the WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020…

Majidul and his family being filmed by a camera crew in a hospital.
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Sightsavers’ work featured on BBC’s ‘Forces of Nature’

On Monday 25 July, Sightsavers' work will feature on BBC's ‘Forces of Nature’ at 9pm.

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WHO launches new Tropical Data initiative to build on GTMP success

The World Health Organization today launched its Tropical Data initiative to build on the successful Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP).

Amina Aly
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Tanzania project aims to bring eye care to marginalised communities

Sightsavers and HelpAge International are launching a new three-year project in Tanzania funded by the Conrad N.Hilton Foundation.

Taonere Banda
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Sightsavers sponsors Malawian Paralympic hopeful

Taonere Banda is the only Malawian athlete to take part in this year’s Paralympic Games, thanks in part to Sightsavers supporters.

A sightless boy writes Braille during a lesson at the Union Malienne des Aveugles, Bamako, Mali.
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Treaty will ensure accessible formats are more widely available

The Marrakesh Treaty reached a huge milestone today as Canada became the key 20th nation to accede, meaning it will be brought into force on 30 September.

Sightsavers' Archana Bhambal.
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Sightsavers wins award for disability data disaggregation work in India

Sightsavers India area director Archana Bhambal has been awarded first prize for a presentation focusing on data disaggregation in India.

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