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Nanny Powers stands in the street holding her voting card.

A battle to reach the ballot box: Cameroon’s growing disability movement

As Cameroon prepares for its general election, Sightsavers Country Director Joseph Oye explains why he hopes more people with disabilities will vote.

Joseph Oye, October 2018
Augusto and his grandchildren smile and wave at the camera.

Augusto’s story

Augusto, who had both cataracts and trachoma, struggled to get medical help because of his disability. But Sightsavers’ inclusive healthcare approach enabled him to be treated.

Mahmoud pushes Naheed in her wheelchair outside their home.

Eye care for those who need it most

In Pakistan, Ulrica Hansson learns how Sightsavers’ Right to Health programme is transforming local health care so people with disabilities are no longer excluded.

September 2018
A group of representatives from disabled people's organisations hold up signs saying 'Make it count'.

Disability inclusion in international development programmes

Sightsavers works with partners in over 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support the empowerment of people with disabilities.

Penny Mordaunt gives a sign language speech onstage as a roomful of people look on.

Sightsavers welcomes disability summit commitments

At the summit, there were more than 300 signatories to the UK government's Charter for Change, and more than 170 other specific commitments made.

July 2018
A lady smiling outside a centre in Malawi which provides physiotherapy.

More UK funding announced for disability-inclusive employment initiatives

The funding, which was announced by UK Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt, aims to address disability inclusion in developing countries.

July 2018

Why we need to make this summit count

The Global Disability Summit could be a sea change in attitude and action towards people with disabilities. Help us to make this change a reality.

Tessa Murphy, July 2018
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking to a room full of people in Parliament.

Ministers attend Sightsavers-supported event in parliament

The Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt, joined MPs and peers to mark the upcoming Global Disability Summit.

July 2018
Speakers at the event.

Sightsavers signs up to new Inclusive Data Charter

The charter aims to make the collection of global development data more disability-inclusive. 

July 2018
A panel discussion at the National Disability Dialogue hosted by the Ugandan government.

Sightsavers Uganda takes part in national disability dialogue

The discussions in Kampala focused on how Uganda can achieve the aim of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: to leave no one behind.

July 2018
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