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Aminata has her eyes screened for trachoma.
Sightsavers Reports

Aminata Kâ’s story

Aminata is just nine months old, and is at risk of contracting blinding trachoma. If she does, she could lose her sight and her independence.

Dr Gerald Msukwa smiles at the camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Dr Gerald Msukwa

Dr Msukwa is an ophthalmologist in southern Malawi. He restores sight through cataract operations, and says his passion is helping children to see again.

Little Zonobia sits outside her home with a bandage on one eye.
Sightsavers Reports

Zonobia’s story

Five-year-old Zonobia suffered from trachoma, which caused her eyelashes to turn in and scrape on her eyes. But a straightforward operation saved her sight.

Baraka plays with a yellow balloon.
Sightsavers Reports

Baraka’s story

Baraka loves a hug, but cataracts meant he couldn’t see the faces of his family. Thanks to donations from people like you, we were able to restore his sight.

Madalitso Nyangulu sitting on his motorcycle.
Sightsavers Reports

Madalitso’s story

Every Wednesday, Madalitso ventures into rural Malawi on a motorbike, ready to screen and treat people with impaired vision.

Dr Paul Nyaluke.
Sightsavers Reports

Dr Paul Nyaluke

Dr Nyaluke has been a qualified ophthalmologist for nine years. He now specialises in performing surgery on children with cataracts.

Criscent proudly wearing his new glasses, as he stands in some woods on the way to his village in Uganda.
Sightsavers Reports

Criscent’s story

Six-year-old Criscent was born with cataracts, leaving him unable to play or go to school. But his sight was restored with a straightforward operation as part of the Seeing is Believing project in Uganda.

Dr Anselmo with eye technician Domingos Geraldo and Signtsavers' Christina Abudo outside Ribaue Hospital.
Sightsavers Reports

Meet the outreach team saving sight in Mozambique

In Nampula province, there are only three ophthalmologists who are qualified to perform cataract operations on a population of nearly four million people.

Rajab is sitting, holding his camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Rajab’s story

After completing vocational training with our Connecting the Dots programme, Rajab advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in his district.

Rita sitting at a desk with a braille typewriter, smiling.
Sightsavers Reports

Rita’s story

Rita, a graduate of the Connecting the Dots training programme, teaches blind and visually impaired students in Uganda.

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