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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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Mafoune with her family - parents, two boys and three girls.

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.

A group of children hold hands in a circle in a school in Uganda, with a backdrop of lush green hills.

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.

Ayenyo and Lawino stand together outside their hut in Uganda.
Sightsavers Reports

Summer appeal

It's too late for Ayenyo’s sight. Will you help us eliminate river blindness across Uganda and help protect her grandchildren?

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.

We work in more than 30 countries

We prevent avoidable blindness in some of the world’s poorest areas by partnering with local communities, governments and other groups to distribute disease treatments, carry out operations and eye examinations, strengthen health systems and advocate for people with disabilities. Find out more about where we work.

 

Meet our staff around the world

Munazza Gillani.

Pakistan

“Restoring people’s sight and empowering people with disabilities gives me immense satisfaction.”

Munazza Gillani, country director
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Dr Ndalela, an ophthalmologist, from Senanga District Hospital.

Zambia

“Saving people’s sight isn’t just my job: it's my calling. I’m happy to help children have a brighter future.”

Mr Ndalela, ophthalmic doctor
Read Mr Ndalela’s story

A laughing while holding a baby.

Uganda

“If we are all Ugandans, we should all be treated equally. That is what I want: to see change.”

Edith Kagoya, programme manager
Read Edith’s story

Find out more about our work across the world

Where we work

How we’re making a difference

Rahinatu holds her granddaughter and smiles following her trachoma surgery.
Sightsavers Reports

In Ghana, we’ve beaten trachoma and changed millions of lives

In May 2018, Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma. Read the amazing stories here.

A schoolgirl holds a tablet in her hand and smiles.
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Sightsavers is one of GiveWell’s top charities once again

The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers for its work treating children for parasitic infections, known as deworming.

Caroline Harper speaks at TED2018.
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News / NTDs /

Trachoma talk from Sightsavers’ CEO named ‘TED of the Day’

Dr Caroline Harper's TED Talk, in which she laid out an ambitious plan to eliminate trachoma, has been chosen as the day’s top pick.

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