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Eye health

A group of smiling children in Bangladesh, some wearing spectacles.
Sightsavers Reports

Paediatric eye care services in Bangladesh

The programme aimed to support children from poor communities to access quality eye care services and improve awareness of the importance of early eye screening.

Aminata stands at the blackboard, holding a ruler to point out words.
Sightsavers blog

How can the UK become a leader in sustainable development?

All the evidence from the International Development Committee hearing showed that the UK has not done enough on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

People line up along a jetty in the Subdarbans in southern India.
Sightsavers Reports

Sundarbans Eye Health Service Strengthening Project

The five-year programme aimed to make progress towards the eliminiation of avoidable blindness in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal by 2020.

Aluna, Mayasa and Bibi in front of their mud house
Sightsavers from the field

Forgotten mums

This Mother's Day we wanted to share the story of two mothers, Aluna and Mayasa, from a remote community in Tanzania.

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.

Gladys Atoo in her Doctor's uniform, smiles at the camera
Sightsavers Reports

Gladys’s story

Gladys Atto is an everyday hero, saving sight and building long-term eye health services in Uganda. She’s one of the talented cataract surgeons whose training you’ve supported.

A village screening by Dr Ndalela under a tree.
Sightsavers from the field

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.

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