DONATE

News and blogs

See how we’re improving the health and life chances of people with sight loss and other disabilities worldwide.

A woman in Malawi has her eyes checked by a health worker.

March highlights: global project updates

Featuring a renovated and reopened eye clinic in Liberia. Plus updates from Senegal and Malawi.

Read full story

Latest news

A group of six children sit on the floor, some have glasses and all of them are smiling.
sightsavers_news

Eye health groups call for urgent action to prevent blindness

Sightsavers and five other organisations have issued an open letter that aims to put pressure on Commonwealth governments, ahead of next week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

The United Nations building in New York.
sightsavers_news

Sixteen women nominated for UN disability committee

A call for better gender representation and geographical spread in the United Nations disability committee has seen 16 women from six continents put forward for election in 2018.

Caroline Harper speaks at TED2018.
sightsavers_news
News / NTDs /

Sightsavers CEO gives TED Talk outlining plan to eliminate 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.

Want to read more about what’s going on?

See all news stories

Latest blogs

Caroline Harper speaks at TED 2018.
Sightsavers blog
Blogs / NTDs /

What if we eliminated one of the world’s oldest diseases?

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.

Close-up photo of hands reading braille.
Sightsavers blog

The UK disability summit: 100 days to go

It's 100 days until the world’s first global disability summit, hosted by the UK government’s Department for International Development.

Sightsavers ambassador Ben Quilter during a training run.
Sightsavers blog

“My top marathon tip? Convince yourself it’s not raining!”

World champion judoka Ben Quilter is running the London Marathon in 2018 to promote Sightsavers. Here, the Paralympic bronze medallist shares some essential training tips.

Want to read more insight and opinion?

See all blogs

Latest from the field

Health worker Dr Anselmo is interviewed for the TV advert.
Sightsavers from the field

March highlights: updates from around the world

Including news from Liberia, where Sightsavers has reopened an eye clinic that has been closed for two years. Plus updates from Senegal, Malawi and more.

Women line up on the start line of the Raipur running event.
Sightsavers from the field

February highlights: updates from around the world

Including news from India, where women with disabilities took part in a running event to raise awareness of women’s health.

Surgical staff perform a cataract operation.
Sightsavers from the field

Watch cataract surgery condensed into one and a half minutes

During a recent trip to Bangladesh, we filmed a time-lapse video of a Sightsavers cataract operation taking place at Khulna BNSB hospital.

Want more from the around the world?

See all from the field
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.

Read our story

Get our news updates