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A surgeon dressed in scrubs prepares for theatre

Meet Elizabeth, who's saving sight in Kenya

A decade ago, Turkana had the highest prevalence of trachoma of any county. Now thanks to eye health workers like Elizabeth, the number of cases have been severely reduced.

A woman dressed in traditional clothing poses for the camera. she is blind in her left eye.

The friend next door: how Ekeno’s neighbour saved her sight

Ekeno was experiencing terrible pain in her eyes, until her neighbour, Sightsavers-trained community worker Susan, was able to get her the help she needed.

Indian girl at a school eye test

School Health Integrated Programming: Guidelines for school-based eye health programmes

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide direction to those planning and implementing vision screening programmes as a part of eye health initiatives within the education sector.

A man and woman embrace following successful surgery.

Gordane and Suhura's story

Gordane and Suhura, from Mozambique, could not see each other's faces for years. Now following sight-saving cataract surgery, they are living life to the full once again.

A boy wearing glasses smiling in the classroom.

Stories from the SHIP eye health project in Pakistan

Sightsavers’ eye health screening project in Pakistan is helping children see and learn all over the country. We listen to stories of some of the children we have helped.

January 2020
A mother helps her daughter with some school work.

Khadijah’s story

Six-year-old Khadijah was getting into trouble at school for not being able to do her work. But following an eye operation she can’t wait to learn to read and write.

A woman has her eyes checked by an eye health worker in an outdoor screening camp in India.

Sightsavers named most cost-effective health charity

Charity evaluator ImpactMatters awarded Sightsavers a five-star rating for cost-effectiveness – the highest score available.

November 2019
A woman wearing a black hijab smiles and walks along a brick-lined street.

A journey, not a destination: eye health integration in Pakistan

Following simple steps can help decision-makers and donors to improve the system further, helping millions of people in need of eye care services in rural areas.

Itfaq Khaliq Khan, November 2019
A group of students in blue uniforms, wearing paper masks on their heads.

How soap and superheroes are changing lives

Geordie Woods explains how the Super School of Five trachoma prevention programme is protecting school children from this devastating disease.

October 2019
Three women posing together with smiles.

How Sightsavers celebrated World Sight Day

To mark World Sight Day 2019 on 10 October, Sightsavers country offices celebrated by highlighting the need to provide good-quality eye care to everyone.

October 2019
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