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The Sightsavers team on stage at the HCL ceremony.
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Sightsavers India wins prestigious award for its inclusive education programme

More than 3,300 NGOs applied for the HCL Grant, which supports organisations that help to transform rural India through sustainable development.

Professor Stephen Hawking.
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A tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018

Professor Hawking, one of the world's greatest scientists, will be remembered for advancing our understanding of the universe and how it came to be.

A group of smiling children in a classroom in Uganda.
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Eye health groups call on Commonwealth governments to commit to protecting sight

Six leading organisations have come together under the banner ‘Vision for the Commonwealth’ to ask Commonwealth leaders to bring eye care to all.

Ferdousi smiles as she touches her brother's face.
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Bengali TV show shares Sightsavers’ success stories

The weekly programme, called ‘Shopno Dekhe Chokh’ (‘Eyes See the Dream’), tells the stories of people whose vision has been restored in Bangladesh.

Lord Chartres meets beneficiaries of the Trachoma Initiative.
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Former Bishop of London praises Uganda’s progress in fighting trachoma

The Right Rev Richard Chartres visited the Iganga district in the east of the country, where he saw work taking place to eliminate the blinding disease.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame smiling.
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Ghana nominates Sightsavers employee for UN disability committee

The government of Ghana has nominated Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame for a place on the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Criscent smiles after his operation.
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Jeweller Leibish & Co chooses Sightsavers as charity partner

The diamond retailer will donate a percentage of every purchase to Sightsavers, in time for a sparkling Valentine’s Day later this month.

A health worker talks to an LF patient.
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Research calls for new approach to treating neglected tropical diseases in urban areas

Research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases says distributing medication on a large scale in urban areas may not be the most effective solution.

Two surgeons dressed in scrubs prepare to carry out a cataract operation on a patient.
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Experts praise Sightsavers’ innovative funding in Cameroon

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

Kwaku Anim with his family in Ashanti, Ghana.
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African leaders to personally oversee progress against NTDs

African heads of state have agreed to add neglected tropical diseases to their annual scorecard on disease progress, a move described as a “game changer”.

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