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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.

Winesi outside his home in Malawi.

Focus magazine

You did it! You've made a million miracles happen, freeing people like Winesi from blindness. Read our Million Miracles-themed Focus magazine to learn more.

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Autumn appeal:
Will you help children like Enoch before it’s too late?

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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 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

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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.

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.

Caroline Harper speaks at TED2018.
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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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