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Author archives: Sightsavers

A person wearing a mask sits in a room between the silhouetted figures of two other people.

Addressing the unequal pandemic

An international group of civil society organisations has examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who have been marginalised - the results have been published in a new report.

Sightsavers, July 2021
A woman in Karachi, Pakistan having a consultation on diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy: a growing challenge in Pakistan

Pakistan is on the brink of a diabetes epidemic, and Sightsavers has spent the past decade working to combat diabetes-related blindness in the country. Here's what we've learned.

Sightsavers, June 2021
A health worker checks childrens' eyes for signs of trachoma.

Trachoma elimination in The Gambia: sustaining the success story

Sightsavers directors Balla Musa and Phil Downs reflect on what this achievement means for The Gambia, and how other countries can learn from the experience.

Sightsavers, April 2021
A man sitting in a chair, holding a white cane.

The white cane: from my adversary to my ally

"Had my white cane given me COVID-19? I began resenting it, but it was not possible to do away with it. The more ill I became, the more I needed it."

Sightsavers, October 2020
The Tropical Data team working on trachoma surveys in Arusha in 2019.

Q&A with Sarah Boyd: how we are moving Tropical Data forward through COVID-19

We speak to Tropical Data’s data analyst, Sarah Boyd, to find out what she and the team have been working on while travel hasn’t been possible and many of us have been advised to stay at home.

Sightsavers, August 2020
A screengrab showing a group of about 25 people taking part in an online video call.

Nigeria's journey towards disability-inclusive development

We've made great progress towards a disability-inclusive society - the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals is a chance to further this agenda.

Sightsavers, July 2020
Thomas Mtonga sitting at his laptop.

'In the face of COVID-19, all people should be equal'

We should ask ourselves what we can do to mitigate the adverse effects suffered by people with disabilities, who have the right to enjoy life on an equal basis with others.

Sightsavers, June 2020
A girl with deafblindness plays with her siblings.

Supporting youth with deafblindness in Uganda

Alice Nabbanja from Sense International explains how the organisation has been working with Sightsavers in Uganda supporting young people with deafblindness and complex disabilities.

Sightsavers, April 2020
Women wait in line for eye screening tests.

“We put a special focus on women with disabilities and their rights”

On international Women’s Day, Sightsavers' Asma Rashida highlights the additional prejudices women with disabilities face, and the important work of the Right to Health project.

Sightsavers, March 2020
two women sit behind a computer, laughing.

Celebrating the value of employees with disabilities

Rasak Adekoya shares his career story, tells us about his role helping people with disabilities secure good jobs, and what it’s like leading a film shoot as a blind person.

Sightsavers, March 2020