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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
A man in India, wearing glasses, standing in front of a truck..
Sightsavers from the field

Helping India’s truck drivers to see clearly

In India, nine million truck drivers transport two thirds of the nation’s cargo. Yet many don’t have the time or money to get their eyes checked regularly.

December 2017
Three-year-old Nadir from Bangladesh.
Sightsavers Reports

Nadir’s story

Three-year-old Nadir had cataracts in both eyes since birth, which severely affected his vision. But an operation restored his sight and changed his life.

December 2017
Sightsavers from the field

How you’re helping us restore sight in Bangladesh

Sightsavers’ Ella Pierce travelled to Bangladesh and met eight-year-old Suborna, who was in desperate need of a cataract operation. This is her journey.

December 2017