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Eye health

Nine-year-old Sumaiya smiling after her cataract operation at a hospital in Bangladesh.

WHO passes resolution urging countries to prioritise eye health

The World Health Organization passed a Resolution on The World Report on Vision in an effort to reach the 1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to vital eye care services.

August 2020
A man with a physical disability sits outside.

A lightning strike changed Yousub’s life forever

Yousub has come up against decades-long hardships but through his determination, the support and love of his devoted wife Helena, along with a sight-saving cataract operation, life is finally looking better. Here, Yousub shares his remarkable story.

A woman standing in a roomful of other people. She is covering one eye with her hand.

How can Malawi overcome the final hurdle to eliminate trachoma?

We have a lot of work ahead of us to ensure that no one is left behind, but if we can eliminate one NTD, we can then focus on eliminating the others.

Effie Kaminyoghe, July 2020
A man stands for a portrait while holding a colourful dose pole.

How a simple tool could be used in response to COVID-19

This innovative tool, used in neglected tropical disease programmes, could be important in the response to COVID-19 in Africa.

July 2020
Fahad smiles while wearing sunglasses as he sits beside a colourful bush.

Play games and raise money for Sightsavers

A new free online games platform is celebrating its launch by supporting Sightsavers for a month.

July 2020
A man examines the eyesight of a young boy who uses a wheelchair.

Great progress, but not for all: cataract surgical rate in Pakistan

Cataract surgical rate only measures quantity of services, and quality remains neglected. This raises questions that need addressing.

Itfaq Khaliq Khan, June 2020
Shamima communicates with her sister. Her sister uses hand movements to get her point across. Both women are sitting down outside and wear bold, pink clothing.

Sightsavers research highlights inequalities behind access to eye care

Governments and healthcare organisations must look at income and gender as well as disability if they are to effectively support people with visual impairments.

June 2020
Community health volunteers stand outside in Nachuru, Turkana, Kenya.

Sightsavers film chosen to represent UK at global health film festival

A short film about trachoma trackers in Kenya beat more than 1,200 submissions to reach the top 15 for its category in a prestigious, international contest.

May 2020
A pair of glasses, a pen and a computer on a desk.

Four tips to keep your eyes healthy at home

At Sightsavers we’ve compiled some useful and simple tips to help you to protect your eyesight at home and help make this period as comfortable as possible.

April 2020
Aziza smiles at the eye screening camp.

Aziza's story

Eighty-one-year-old Aziza, from Nampula Province in Mozambique, had been struggling with her eyesight for some time. But thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, she had surgery and gained a new lease of life. 

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