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Author archives: Sightsavers

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
Clive Jones stands next to a sign.

Improving eye health and saving lives in India

Sightsavers’ chair, Sir Clive Jones, visited India to see how a Sightsavers programme is saving lives on the roads by screening truck drivers for vision problems.

Sightsavers, February 2020
Participants at a blood collection training session.

Making research count: introducing the new uptake and learning team

Sightsavers’ new research uptake and learning advisors share their efforts to make sure our research makes a real difference to the lives of people across the world.

Sightsavers, February 2020
A woman gives a talk to a group of men.

Gender equality: why is it important?

Sightsavers ran a workshop in Dakar in December 2019 to promote gender mainstreaming in all its programmes.

Sightsavers, January 2020
Handwashing

Why water matters: insights from an NTD expert

To mark World Water Week, Sightsavers technical director Geordie Woods explains how water is vital to prevent disease and save sight.

Sightsavers, August 2019
A hand-drawn map showing buildings and roads.

How participatory research is helping to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Analysis in Nigeria shows we must engage with communities more effectively if we want mass administration of NTD medicines to continue to be succesful.

Sightsavers, June 2018
A woman has her eyes examined by a male ophthalmologist.

Lessons from our first inclusive eye health project

Sightsavers recently undertook a learning review to capture and consolidate what we’ve learned so far from our eye health pilot project in Bhopal, India.

Sightsavers, May 2018
Sightsavers ambassador Ben Quilter during a training run.

“My top marathon tip? Convince yourself it’s not raining!”

World champion judoka Ben Quilter is running the London Marathon in 2018 to promote Sightsavers. Here, the Paralympic bronze medallist shares some essential training tips.

Sightsavers, April 2018
Anuradha Pareek, a 32-year-old lady from India, is standing in a draw way smiling.

Engagement and participation: the keys to the SDGs

Anuradha Pareek, a disability advocate and local government councillor in Bikaner, India, delivered a speech via video to a Sightsavers event at the High-Level Political Forum in New York.

Sightsavers, July 2017