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A cataract patient is led into hospital by a doctor in Mozambique.

Inclusive eye health in Mozambique: an exciting new beginning

Andrea Pregel shares his experiences of planning Sightsavers’ new initiative in Nampula, which will provide free eye care to thousands of people.

Andrea Pregel, January 2018
Three women sat outside talking.

Keeping up political momentum on disability and development

By hosting a summit, the UK government is committing to making disability-inclusive development a global priority. We must make sure this political momentum is not lost.

Natasha Kennedy, December 2017
A riverbed with green bushes and trees at its edges.

How field surveys can help us fight trachoma

In February 2017, Sightsavers supported our partners with the ambitious task of conducting field surveys for trachoma in Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi.

Ruth Dixon, November 2017
A street in an urban slum in Lahore.

Going where the need is greatest: eye care in Lahore, Pakistan

It’s vitally important to investigate and address eye health disparities in urban areas, says Sightsavers' Guillaume Trotignon.

Guillaume Trotignon, November 2017
11-year-old Pouk Sreyneth smiles while wearing her new glasses.

Glasses: a simple way to make learning easier for many children

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.

Imran Khan, October 2017
A girl is washing her hands under a yellow container.

Lessons from Uganda: how educating communities about hygiene can help to combat trachoma

Trachoma is easily transmitted from person to person, so good hygiene is vital to prevent the disease spreading.

Leah Wohlgemuth, October 2017
The EYElliance delegation, including Sightsavers’ Imran Khan, meet President Sirleaf in Monrovia in July 2017.

The challenges facing health and education in Liberia

In 2013 a devastating Ebola outbreak decimated Liberia's already fragile healthcare system. Yet during this period, Sightsavers continued to operate.

Imran Khan, August 2017
A group of trichiasis patients sit outside the health centre in Mwase village.

From flash floods to lion attacks: all in a day’s work in Zambia

Sightsavers’ Julia Strong travelled to Zambia to see how the trachoma elimination project is helping local communities and restoring people’s sight.

Julia Strong, July 2017
An empty debating chamber in the UN building in New York.

Four lessons: what we learned at the High-Level Political Forum

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.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2017
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
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