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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.

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Christmas appeal

This Christmas you can make history. Join us in eliminating trachoma by 2025. With your help, we can end the agony.

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 more about Sightsavers across the world

Where we work

Read more about our work

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

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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.

Dorcas, receives her treatment.
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Vote for Sightsavers in the 2019 Charity Film Awards

Two of Sightsavers’ films have been nominated for the awards, which celebrate and reward the best fundraising films. 

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