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Protecting sight and fighting for disability rights

A group of children in Ghana smile and wave at the camera.

75% of sight loss can be cured or prevented

What we’re doing

Current appeals

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.

Young Matamola sits on a log alone on the dusty ground of her village in Zambia.

Play our raffle

Enter Sightsavers’ online raffle today for the chance to win £5,000, while helping us to eliminate trachoma in the countries where we work.

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?

Two young girls named Fatou and Bineta smiling with their arms over each other's shoulders.

The Global Disability Summit 2018

On 24 July DFID will co-host a global disability summit in London, celebrating the achievements and rights of people with disabilities.

More on the summit

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
More from Pakistan

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

Mafoune and her teacher smiling and embracing in front of a classroom blackboard.
Sightsavers Reports

Mafoune’s story

Eleven-year-old Mafoune has low vision. She is happy and confident, but she wasn’t always like this: an inclusive education project for children with disabilities has made all the difference.

Staff from Makeni Hospital's eyecare team smile for the camera.
Sightsavers from the field

Meeting Sierra Leone’s miracle workers

A group of Sightsavers staff travelled to Makeni Hospital in Sierra Leone to meet the amazing eye care workers your donations are helping to support.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame smiling.
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Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame elected to UN disability committee

Gertrude was one of six candidates elected in the first round of voting, of which three are women, which has improved the committee's gender balance.

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