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Glenda and Moa standing on a bridge of the Lwangwa river in Zambia. Behind them is the muddy, swollen river with green trees either side.

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Saving sight in Zambia

Our trip report shows how the country’s trachoma elimination project is changing lives.

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‘The Big Bake’ launches Sightsavers’ partnership with Optical Express

A new partnership with Optical Express was launched on World Sight Day, with ‘The Big Bake’, a nationwide bake sale.

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Sightsavers supporters encouraged to #Take10Give10 to save sight

Take a 10-minute wellbeing break and make a donation as part of the #Take10Give10 challenge to help save sight.

An eye health worker shines a torch into Issa's eyes to check for trachoma.
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More than a million people examined for trachoma

In just over a year, more than a million people across four continents have been examined as part of the Tropical Data initiative.

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Latest blogs

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Lessons from Uganda: how educating communities about hygiene can help to combat trachoma

Trachoma is easily transmitted from person to person, usually by dirty hands or faces, so good hygiene is vital to prevent the disease spreading.

The EYElliance delegation, including Sightsavers’ Imran Khan, meet President Sirleaf in Monrovia in July 2017.
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The challenges facing health and education in Liberia

In 2013 a devastating Ebola outbreak decimated Liberia's already fragile healthcare system. Yet during this period, Sightsavers continued to operate.

A group of trichiasis patients sit outside the health centre in Mwase village.
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From flash floods to lion attacks: all in a day’s work in Zambia

Sightsavers’ Julia Strong travelled to Zambia to see how the trachoma elimination project is helping local communities and restoring people’s sight.

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Latest from the field

Fynn meets programme staff during his trip.
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Good eye health services are vital, whether you live in Cardiff or Kenya

In summer 2017, 16-year-old Fynn Helyar travelled to Samburu County in Kenya to see eye examinations, diagnoses and surgery. Here is his story.

Sarah, Sightsavers employee, sitting on a boat with 12 other people. The boat is travelling along the sea.
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Restoring sight on a remote island

Sightsavers’ Sarah Filbey visits a training session for primary school teachers in Zanzibar, as they learn how to support students with visual impairments.

A woman has her eyes examined at the screening camp in Bhopal, set up for survivors of the gas disaster.
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Eye screening for survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy

Sightsavers organised screening camps for those affected by the Bhopal disaster in 1984, when a gas leak killed 3,800 people.

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A volunteer in Kaduna, Nigeria, holds a dose pole, used to calculate the amount of medication to use to treat people with neglected tropical diseases.

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes.

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