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Sightsavers set to promote crucial role of data at world-first forum

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Children paint a mural on a wall in India.

Higher profile for Sightsavers Inclusive Eye Health initiative in India

09 December 2016

This week, Sightsavers has boosted the profile of its Inclusive Eye Health initiative being piloted in the Indian city of Bhopal with two events that made a splash with the media. Continue reading

An image of Ringo Starr's glasses that were sold in the celebrity auction.

Huge success for Specs Appeal auction

06 December 2016

Our celebrity eBay auction, offering bidders the opportunity to bid on hundreds of pairs of glasses and sunglasses once owned by celebrities, has come to an end after 10 days. Continue reading


Additional funding for employment project in Uganda

01 December 2016

An economic empowerment project that supports young people with disabilities in Uganda to access training and internships has had additional funding granted for four more years! Continue reading

Image showing Amina Aly smiling, wearing protective glasses and traditional dress, a woman who has benefitted from Sightsavers-supported cataracts surgery

Optical Express supports Sightsavers with Christmas appeal

23 November 2016

Eye care provider Optical Express launches its seasonal appeal in support of Sightsavers this week. Continue reading

Image showing a photo of Kate Moss and glasses donated to Specs Appeal, a celebrity eBay auction for Sightsavers.

Specs Appeal – celebrity eBay auction

21 November 2016

If you've ever dreamed of owning something belonging to your favourite star, you could be in luck with Specs Appeal, a celebrity eBay auction stocked with donations from some of the world's most famous faces. Continue reading

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Sightsavers wins award for sustainability

17 November 2016

Sightsavers has won its second award in Nigeria within a single week, this time for its approach to sustainability and responsibility. Continue reading


Sightsavers and Crown Agents win award for work in Nigeria

15 November 2016

Sightsavers has been recognised at the Logistics & Supply Chain‘s Supply Chain Excellence Awards for making sustainable improvements to the way treatments are distributed on projects in Northern Nigeria. Continue reading


Sightsavers welcomes Civil Society Partnership Review

04 November 2016

Sightsavers welcomes the publication of the Department for International Development Civil Society Partnership Review. Continue reading


GET2020 awarded Global Partnership Award

28 October 2016

The WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by the year 2020 (GET2020) has been awarded the ‘Global Partnership Award’ at a glittering event in Durban. Continue reading

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