Sightsavers Reports

Islamabad declaration of accessibility

April 2006

More than 3.75 million persons in Pakistan suffer from a disability.

This document is a declaration by persons with disabilities, representatives of persons with disabilities, disability specialists, health specialists and other specialists from the disability field, State representatives, services providers and managers, advocates, architects, legislators and lawyers, assembled at the Islamabad National Consultation on Accessibility, held on 17th and 18th April 2006.

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A man examines a lady's eyes.
Sightsavers from the field

Ensuring women in north-west Pakistan receive the eye care they need

An eye health project in north-west Pakistan has increased the number of women accessing cataract surgery in the region.

January 2018
A street in an urban slum in Lahore.
Sightsavers blog

Going where the need is greatest: eye care in Lahore, Pakistan

It’s vitally important to investigate and address eye health disparities in urban areas, says Sightsavers' Guillaume Trotignon.

Guillaume Trotignon, November 2017
Kausar stands on the hillside in fog.
Sightsavers Reports

Kausar’s story

Kausar had been losing her sight for several years, and worried how her family would cope. But a Sightsavers-funded cataract operation changed her life.

October 2017