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Our awards and accolades

We’re delighted to be recognised for our work, and hope it helps our supporters feel confident that we’re spending our funds wisely.

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Simon Bush.
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Sightsavers director rewarded for his work on neglected tropical diseases

Sightsavers’ Simon Bush has received a lifetime achievement award for his work on river blindness, and has been named president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

October 2022
Tom, Emily, Rachel and Alyssa pose at the Charity Film Awards.
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Sightsavers films win gold and bronze awards at charity film gala

Two Sightsavers films about inclusive education and trachoma have won awards at the fifth Charity Film Awards, which celebrate the best films in the sector.

March 2022
An illustration from the Put Us in the Picture website, featuring a woman with blonde hair wearing glasses next t a colourful wheel of fortune.
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Sightsavers Ireland’s education site wins Website of the Year award

The Put Us in the Picture website teaches schoolchildren in Ireland about inclusive education and disability in low income countries.

February 2022
The Sightsavers accessibility pack box: a white and yellow box with handle, featuring the words 'Accessibility standards and audit pack, produced by Sightsavers'.
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Sightsavers wins Zero Project award for accessibility audit pack

Sightsavers won the innovation award for its accessibility standards and audit toolkit, which helps improve healthcare facilities for people with disabilities.

December 2021
Kareen Atekem is shown in a yellow Sightsavers top standing outside next to a Sightsavers vehicle.
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Sightsavers researcher commended for innovative NTD project

Kareen Atekem's work on a new project to help control and eliminate two neglected tropical diseases has been recognised by the NTD Innovation Prize competition.

September 2021
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking into a microphone.
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Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame receives women’s empowerment award

Getrude has been recognised at the World Blindness Summit 2021 for her work in social inclusion and disability rights.

July 2021
Text logo reading Vision Excellence Awards - Vision 2020 The Right to Sight
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Three Sightsavers nominees win Vision Excellence awards

Three Sightsavers nominees from Tanzania have received recognition in the 2020 IAPB Vision Excellence awards.

January 2021
Sightsavers' BLINK exhibition in London, featuring the BLINK logo and the Sightsavers logo.
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Sightsavers' BLINK exhibition scoops multiple awards

One year after it was exhibited, Sightsavers’ innovative photography exhibition BLINK has won another prestigious award.

December 2020
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Sightsavers' Joy Shu’aibu named an Inspiring Communicator

Sightsavers’ director for programme operations, Joy Shu’aibu, has been named an Inspiring Communicator for 2020.

December 2020
A school-aged boy has his height measured to receive deworming treatment during a school based mass drug administration.
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Sightsavers ranked as a top charity by GiveWell for fifth year in a row

The charity evaluator has once again praised Sightsavers’ deworming programmes in Africa for their cost-effectiveness and transparency.

November 2020
A group of women hold hands in a large circle.
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Sightsavers' Equal World campaign wins Third Sector award

Sightsavers' innovative campaign app allowed staff in programme countries to collect petition signatures from people living in areas without internet coverage.

October 2020
A close-up of a plastic vial containing the flies that transmit river blindness.
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Three Sightsavers nominees win IAPB awards

The accolades, from the the International Association and Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), recognise and celebrate young and upcoming staff and volunteers within the eye health sector.

October 2020

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