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Eye health

A man with glasses, smiling while sat in his truck.

Focusing on eye health as we build back from COVID will bring profit, not loss

Sightsavers' Sumrana Yasmin explains the cost-effectiveness of eye health interventions and the huge impact good sight has on the global economy.

Sumrana Yasmin, October 2020
A boy having his eyes checked. The ophthalmologist and the boy are both wearing face coverings and there is a protective screen between them.

Programme staff: “How we adapted our eye health projects during COVID-19”

Sightsavers staff provide a first-hand insight into our work with ministries of health, partner hospitals and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 2020
Many people sit outside waiting for an eye examination.

Nine steps to holding pop-up eye screening camps on the doorsteps of marginalised communities

In February 2020, Sightsavers' Kirsty Bridger visited Bangladesh to learn how we organise our eye screening camps.

October 2020
A close-up of a plastic vial containing the flies that transmit river blindness.

Three Sightsavers nominees win IAPB awards

The accolades, from the the International Association and Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), recognise and celebrate young and upcoming staff and volunteers within the eye health sector.

October 2020
Two Two women and a man stand outside a small home in an informal urban settlement.

Hasina feared she wouldn’t see people coming to demolish her home again

Hasina lives in a camp in northern Bangladesh which has been demolished twice. Since developing cataracts, her fears of being homeless again were heightened.

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 with with a sight-saving cataract operation, life is finally looking better. Here, he 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
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