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Poligarpo smiles after returning home following his cataract operation.
Sightsavers Reports

Poligarpo’s story

Poligarpo, from Mozambique, had lost his independence after being blinded by cataracts. But a straightforward operation restored his vision and gave him his life back.

A village screening by Dr Ndalela under a tree.
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Sightsavers in Zambia: protecting rural communities from trachoma

Sightsavers’ Tom Hodgson travelled to Zambia to see how eye surgeon Mr Ndalela is saving sight by diagnosing and treating people for trachoma.

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$105 million fund to eliminate trachoma launched at star-studded concert in South Africa

The funding was announced by Richard Branson, via recorded video link, at the Global Citizen concert in Johannesburg on 2 December 2018.

The operating theatre in the new clinic.
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Sightsavers-supported eye clinic opens in Liberia

Sightsavers helped to renovate the operating theatre and screening rooms at Phebe Hospital to provide eye care to local people.

Close up photo of eye testing spectacles being held towards the camera by a man.
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Sightsavers launches school eye health programme in Liberia

The three-year SHIP programme will improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through vision screening and deworming treatment.

Mwiza looks sad as he sits outside his home.
Sightsavers Reports

Mwiza’s story

Mwiza, like many eight-year-olds, loves soccer and playing with his best friend. But he has trachoma: without treatment, he risks losing his sight.

Villagers gather round to have their eyes checked.
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Saving sight in Zambia’s most remote regions

Sightsavers’ Caitlin Maslen travelled with an outreach team as they visited an isolated village to treat people with trachoma.

Abdu stands in his house.
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Abdu’s story

For years, Abdu suffered from the pain of trachoma. Thanks to a Sightsavers-supported programme, he was examined, diagnosed and given treatment to protect his sight.

A selection of brightly coloured glasses for children.
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Research reveals drivers are getting behind the wheel with uncorrected sight problems

Up to 80 per cent of UK drivers break the law by not wearing their glasses when driving, according to research by Sightsavers to mark World Sight Day.

A group of women wait for their turn to be screened at a trachoma outreach camp in the Pwani region of eastern Tanzania.
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Sightsavers teams up with Nordic eyewear group D & Company

The optical group will give customers the chance to make a donation to Sightsavers to raise money and awareness for eye care projects worldwide.

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