Sightsavers Reports

Inclusion made easy in eye health programmes

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

Winesi’s update

After years of fear and struggle, Winesi and his family have found happiness and hope for the future thanks to a cataract operation funded by people like you.

August 2018
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Celebrations held in Ghana to mark trachoma elimination

Government leaders, health workers, volunteers and international aid workers have gathered in Ghana’s capital, Accra, to mark the achievement.

August 2018
A remote area in Benin featuring a long wooden bridge.
Sightsavers from the field

July highlights: updates from around the world

An update from Benin, where eye care staff have been travelling 3km on foot to treat ‘the disease at the end of the road’. Plus news from Nigeria, Pakistan and more.

July 2018