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Benedicta Afia Dadebia aged 18 months pictured before her catarct operation with her mother Patience Adjo Akakpo
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Sightsavers named as charity of the month by carers’ website

Sightsavers has been announced as My Ageing Parent’s charity of the month for November.

A man receiving an eye examination
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NGOs unite in rejecting MP’s comment on aid law

The Telegraph has published a letter signed by Sightsavers in response to statements that enshrining the 0.7 per cent aid target in law was ‘bizarre’.

Mr Winesi who has bilateral cateracts, sits outside his house in Mwanza District.
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Digital event launches Sightsavers’ biggest ever appeal

Sightsavers has launched its biggest ever appeal, A Million Miracles, which aims to raise £30 million to provide a million sight-restoring surgeries.

Mr Winesi sits outside his home in Kalima village with his wife Namaleta. Mr Winesi has a bilateral cataract and is blind.
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Grandfather from Malawi has his sight restored in live webcast

A blind man’s sight-restoring bilateral cataract operation was broadcast live around the world today from a hospital in Malawi.

A woman in India with visual impairments weaving wool in her home.
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Liberal Democrats put people with disabilities in the picture

The Liberal Democrats have become the first UK political party to explicitly include people with disabilities in their 2015 general election manifesto.

Children stand outside singing about facewashing in Kenya. There are around 20 of them, all wearing blue skirts and white polo tops.
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Sightsavers launches facewashing campaign in Kenya to prevent blinding trachoma

Children in Northern Kenya are taking lessons in facewashing, which will help to eliminate the blinding disease trachoma in the country.

Members of the Jolly Wheelers cycle group wearing Sightsavers t-shirts, standing with their bicycles outside a restaurant high on a hill in Italy.
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Jolly Wheelers tackle tenth Coast to Coast cycle in aid of Sightsavers

Cyclists from St Albans calling themselves the Jolly Wheelers are poised to set out on their annual charity bike ride across Italy in aid of Sightsavers.

The cataract operating team led by Dr Gerald, one of Malawi's few eye surgeons, Nsanje Hospital, Nsanje, Malawi. L-R:Dr Gerald, Mavis, Margaret, Olive, Tennis, Charlotte and Charles.
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Report calls on government to prioritise health systems strengthening

Sightsavers has hailed today’s report from the International Development Select Committee into strengthening health systems in developing countries.

Drugs being distributed to locals in Nigeria
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Milestone moment for 0.7% UK aid target

A law has been put in place to ensure that the UK meets the global obligation of earmarking 0.7 per cent of its GDP for international development projects.

Caroline Harper, Lynne Featherstone and Ben Quilter holding a giant card reading 'Put Us in the Picture'.
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Sightsavers hands Put Us in the Picture petition to UK government

The petition calls on politicians to make sure people with disabilities aren’t ignored in the fight against global poverty.

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