Sightsavers Reports

Inclusion made easy in eye health programs

September 2017

Disability inclusive practices for strengthening comprehensive eye care

People with disabilities constitute the world’s largest minority group. As such, this ‘guide’ is a very important resource for all people working in eye health. It addresses the specific steps needed to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to eye health programs, and also the need to ensure that those with permanent vision loss access wider opportunities.

The ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’ global initiative was launched in 1999 to promote and develop a global momentum to reduce avoidable blindness. The governments of 195 countries have since signed the VISION 2020 declaration, showing their support to its objectives.

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Sightsavers and eye health
Staff from Makeni Hospital's eyecare team smile for the camera.
Sightsavers from the field

Meeting Sierra Leone’s miracle workers

In October 2017, Sightsavers staff visited Makeni Hospital in Sierra Leone to meet the amazing eye care workers your donations are helping to support.

February 2018
Rebecca takes a selfie with Dorcas, in Nigeria.
Sightsavers from the field

The personal stories behind Sightsavers’ billionth milestone

In Nigeria, Sightsavers' Rebecca Mintrim joined the celebrations for the billionth NTD treatment.

February 2018
Simon and Dorcas.
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Together we’ve reached a milestone

We've finally reached our target of providing one billion treatments for neglected tropical diseases, protecting millions of people from infection.

February 2018