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Eye health

Ophthalmologist Moira performs an eye operation.

A day in the life: “You really feel that you’ve made a difference”

Dr Moira Chinthambi received a Sightsavers scholarship to train as an ophthalmologist and now works on our inclusive eye health programme in Malawi.

A day in the life: “I’ve wanted to do this for a long time”

Alinafe Zaina is studying clinical ophthalmology in Malawi with the help of a scholarship provided by Sightsavers’ inclusive eye health programme.

Maichata, who has a visual impairment, wears glasses and a surgical mask while sitting at her school desk.

Sightsavers partners with Cantel to protect sight and improve education

Staff at the IT services company will be raising money for Sightsavers’ eye health and disability rights work.

November 2022
A group of girls and boys hold up medals after taking part in a football match.

Spectrum Markets helps children in Nigeria get sporty for World Children’s Day

Students in Nigeria celebrated by taking part in a football match using sports equipment donated by one of Sightsavers’ corporate partners.

November 2022
Arthur from Liberia wearing his new glasses.

Sightsavers partners with Dime Optics to protect sight worldwide

Every time someone buys a pair of glasses from Dime Optics, their purchase will help support Sightsavers’ eye health work.

October 2022
A montage of handwritten letters and photos from Malawi.

Letters from Malawi

Hear first-hand how people’s lives have been transformed now that trachoma has been eliminated in the country.

Arif and his mother sit on a bed chatting.

“Now I know what a gift sight is”

Arif’s life changed when he had two cataract operations at five years old. We've been following his journey since then, from completing his education to finding work as a driver.

Asmau and Fatima, both wearing coloured headscarves, smile and embrace at their home in Nigeria.

“Thank God for giving us a mother who loves us so much”

In Nigeria, one community is home to a family in which nearly every member has experienced visual impairment. Amina and six of her seven children have had eye surgery to treat cataracts, ensuring they all have the chance to thrive.

Vainesi smiles and claps outside her home in Malawi.

Trachoma is eliminated in Malawi

Malawi has become the first country in southern Africa to eliminate the infectious eye disease trachoma, as confirmed by the World Health Organization.

September 2022
Shamima and her child Toha in Bangladesh. There's an illustrated ring of small dots surrounding their faces.

It started with a tuk-tuk: Shamima’s story

Shamima, who has hearing and speech impairments, was able to access vital treatment after her sister heard about Sightsavers’ free eye camps.

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