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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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Sightsavers to co-host event at High-Level Political Forum

The event, on 10-19 July, will take place alongside the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN headquarters.

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Sightsavers awarded Independent Research Organisation status

The organisation is one of the only international non-governmental organisations to hold this status in the UK.

Andrew Wissler
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Gaming enthusiast raises $12,000 for Sightsavers by completing game blindfolded

Andrew Wissler has raised $12,000 (£9,260) for Sightsavers by completing ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ while wearing a blindfold.

The 10th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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UK government wants to see ‘step change’ in disability inclusion

The call came during a statement made at the 10th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in New York last week.

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