Lorraine will talk about her trip to Kenya, where she met people suffering from trachoma and saw them undergo a straightforward operation to restore their sight. She’ll also talk about the difference the operation can make to a person’s life, and how affordable it is: just £8 can stop the pain and enable someone to see clearly again.
Don’t forget to tune in and listen – the appeal will be broadcast on Sunday at 7.55am and 9.26pm, then again on Thursday 3 April at 3.27pm. It will also be available on the BBC Radio 4 appeal website for a week after the first broadcast.
You can donate to Sightsavers here or send a cheque payable to Sightsavers to FREEPOST BBC Radio 4 appeal (write ‘Sightsavers’ on the back of the envelope).
A team of more than 4,000 volunteers, most of them women, went door to door through 273 remote villages to distribute medication to treat the potentially blinding disease.
Sightsavers CEO Caroline Harper says we could be just years away from one of the greatest achievements in human health: ridding the world of trachoma.
During her talk in Vancouver on 11 April, Caroline Harper urged philanthropists to support the newly launched Audacious Project, which could help to eliminate the disease.