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Protecting sight and fighting for disability rights

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75% of sight loss can be cured or prevented

What we do
A girl with trachoma.

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Every day, children around the world are going blind from eye conditions or diseases that are easily preventable. Discover how you can help stop this.

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Our Put Us in the Picture campaign calls on the global community to make sure people with disabilities are included in international development.

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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.

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You did it! You’ve made a million miracles happen.

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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.
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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

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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.

Students from Gbendembu School in Sierra Leone.
Sightsavers from the field

“We’ve learned to treat all children equally”

Sightsavers' Kate McCoy travelled to northern Sierra Leone to visit a school where teachers are being specially trained to support children with disabilities.

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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