Many children struggle at school because of poor vision. Sightsavers’ SHIP project trained teachers to carry out eye screening, and provided glasses for children who needed them.
Trachoma is easily transmitted from person to person, so good hygiene is vital to prevent the disease spreading.
In 2013 a devastating Ebola outbreak decimated Liberia's already fragile healthcare system. Yet during this period, Sightsavers continued to operate.
Sightsavers’ Julia Strong travelled to Zambia to see how the trachoma elimination project is helping local communities and restoring people’s sight.
At the the UN’s High-Level Political Forum in New York, Sightsavers’ priority is to learn from other countries in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
Tracy Vaughan-Gough attended a construction-industry conference on diversity that showcased the achievements of companies that have embraced inclusion.
Sightsavers is trialling an alternative strategy: rather than treating entire populations, the aim is to test residents first to see if they have the disease.
Advocacy Advisor Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaks at the 10th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.