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A group of children sit in a line on a bench waiting to be tested for river blindness.

How an innovative school programme is improving health in Liberia

Sightsavers' integrated school health programme aims to improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through deworming and eye screening.

Adoley Sonii, May 2019
Aluna, Mayasa and Bibi in front of their mud house

For US - Forgotten moms

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

May 2019
A group of smiling children in Bangladesh, some wearing spectacles.

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.

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.

Andrew Griffiths, March 2019
People line up along a jetty in the Subdarbans in southern India.

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

Forgotten mums

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

March 2019
Poligarpo smiles after returning home following his cataract operation.

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

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 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.

December 2018

$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.

December 2018
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