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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.

A close-up of the awards, featuring the logo and the word 'Winner'.
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
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
A woman holding a microphone giving a presentation.
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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
Givemore Mafukidze, wearing a Sightsavers tshirt, stands with Dr Agatha Aboe.
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Sightsavers are runners up for two global development awards

A pioneer in disease elimination and a groundbreaking project to make workplaces more inclusive have been recognised by the prestigious Bond awards.

March 2020
A man gives a young girl a ride on the back of his bicycle.
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Sightsavers receives Innovative Practice prize in Zero Project Awards

Sightsavers won the award for its work supporting children with disabilities in Malawi.

January 2020
A large group of people stand with their awards for tackling river blindness in Nigeria.
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Sightsavers wins award for its work to eliminate river blindness in Nigeria

The Nigerian ministry of health presented the award for Sightsavers' work to treat the disease in Kaduna State.

December 2019
Caroline Harper, CEO of Sightsavers, holding a dose pole.
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Dr Caroline Harper wins the first Hemingway Award

Sightsavers’ CEO was recognised for her work to help eliminate trachoma by transforming the way funding is secured.

November 2019
A woman has her eyes checked by an eye health worker in an outdoor screening camp in India.
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Sightsavers named most cost-effective health charity

Charity evaluator ImpactMatters awarded Sightsavers a five-star rating for cost-effectiveness – the highest score available.

November 2019
Eye surgeon Samson Lokele inspects a patient before her eye surgery.
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Sightsavers’ pioneering work is showcased in new Science Museum exhibition

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the world’s largest medical gallery and will be on display for at least 30 years.

November 2019

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