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Protecting sight and fighting for disability rights

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75% of sight loss can be cured or prevented

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About us

Sightsavers’ mission is to prevent avoidable blindness and fight for disability rights. Find out where we work, how we’re run and what we do with the money we raise.

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Where we work

Sightsavers is an international development charity working in 30 countries across Africa and Asia to prevent blindness and strengthen local health systems.

Zuhara from Tanzania stands outside her primary school

Focus magazine

Your incredible support means we’re on track to rid the world of trachoma by 2025. Learn about the progress we’re making together to achieve this goal.

When the bandage came off after my eye operation, I saw my daughter’s face. She looked so beautiful.
Zamurrad, Pakistan
Zamurrad smiles with her daughter following her eye operation.

How we’re making a difference

Smiling girl from Uganda

Protecting sight

We work in low and middle income countries to treat and prevent eye conditions such as cataracts, trachoma and refractive error.
How we protect sight

An eye health worker examines a woman's eyes for signs of trachoma.

Fighting disease

We help to fight five debilitiating diseases, known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), that affect more than a billion people worldwide.
Our work to fight disease

Disability rights

We campaign to make sure people with visual impairments or other disabilities can participate equally in society without fear of discrimination.
More about disability rights

We work in more than 30 countries

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We prevent avoidable blindness in some of the world’s poorest areas by partnering with local communities, governments and other groups.

As part of our work in these countries, we distribute treatments to protect against disease, carry out operations and eye examinations, strengthen health systems and advocate for people with disabilities.

Our main offices are in the UK, Ireland, Italy, the US and the UAE, and we also have regional offices in Senegal, Kenya and India.

 

Find out about Sightsavers across the world

Where we work

Read more about our work

Abdu stands in his house.
Sightsavers Reports

Abdu’s story

For years, Abdu suffered from the pain of trachoma. Thanks to a Sightsavers-supported programme, he was examined, diagnosed and given treatment to protect his sight.

Mahmoud pushes Naheed in her wheelchair outside their home.
Sightsavers from the field

Eye care for those who need it most

In Pakistan, Ulrica Hansson learns how Sightsavers’ Right to Health programme is transforming local health care so people with disabilities are no longer excluded.

Students from Gbendembu School in Sierra Leone.
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2018 in review: what Sightsavers achieved during the year

The year was momentous for Sightsavers: we reached some incredible milestones and changed millions more lives.

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