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Children with disabilities in Sierra Leone given the chance to go to school

The Education for All project will focus on girls with disabilities, who are often excluded because of prejudice or a lack of funding.

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Sightsavers-supported eye clinic celebrates its 10-year anniversary

The Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre in The Gambia marked the occasion with an event to celebrate its success providing eye health services.

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Uganda moves one step closer to eliminating river blindness

Two more areas and more than a million people in the country have met the World Health Organization criteria for elimination of the disease.

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Proceeds from air crash book to be donated to Sightsavers

An author whose brother died in a plane crash in 1961 has written a book to investigate the tragedy, with royalties donated to charities including Sightsavers.

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Global blindness set to triple by 2050

Sightsavers will continue to tackle avoidable blindness as research reveals the number of blind people across the world is set to triple in 40 years.

Celebrity Kate Moss's donated sunglasses
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Snap up a pair of celebrity glasses in Sightsavers’ Specs Appeal auction

Sightsavers has launched its annual Specs Appeal eBay auction, giving fans the opportunity to bid on specs donated by celebrities.

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UN hears calls for more involvement in SDG implementation

Sightsavers co-hosted and took part in a side event at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development held at the United Nations in New York.

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Senior DFID advisor visits eye camps in Samburu County, Kenya

Louise Robinson has visited projects as part of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Trachoma Initiative and Sightsavers’ CATCH project.

A girl in Senegal is measured with a dose pole to find out how much medication she needs to take, as part of a mass drug administration campaign to prevent the spread of trachoma.
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WHO announces progress on trachoma elimination

In 2016, 85 million people were treated with an antibiotic to protect against trachoma, according to new data from the World Health Organization.

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More than 900 runners take part in ‘virtual race’ in aid of Sightsavers

Running enthusiasts from around the world have raised $5,000 (£3,800) for Sightsavers by taking part in a virtual race online.

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