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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
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“I don’t look to famous women to inspire me – I look to those I know well.”

To coincide with International Women's Day, we asked our CEO, Caroline Harper, a few questions about her career at Sightsavers. 

Caroline Harper, 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
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Why 2020 will be a critical year for universal health coverage

We end 2019 on a tide of political momentum and optimism that health for all is achievable. In 2020, this must be translated into action in national contexts.

Emma Mulhern, December 2019
A doctor checks a young child's eyes.

Celebrating our supporters on National Philanthropy Day

Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper thanks all the philanthropists who have made the decision to support our work, helping us to fulfil our mission.

Caroline Harper, November 2019
A woman wearing a black hijab smiles and walks along a brick-lined street.

A journey, not a destination: eye health integration in Pakistan

Following simple steps can help decision-makers and donors to improve the system further, helping millions of people in need of eye care services in rural areas.

Itfaq Khaliq Khan, November 2019
Eye health workers in Ethiopia gather data using mobile phone.

Cracking the code: using technology to improve mass drug administration in Zimbabwe

Sightsavers' Sarah Bartlett explains how technology – in various forms – helps us to keep track of the complex logistics involved with large trachoma treatment campaigns.

Sarah Bartlett, October 2019
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