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Nine-year-old Polok smiles with his mother at home after undergoing cataract removal surgery.

Polok’s story

Thanks to the use of Facebook’s messenger tool, nine-year-old Polok from Bangladesh has regained his sight.

Sister Habiba Shemsu.

Sister Habiba’s story

Imagine having to walk eight hours to get to work. That’s the challenge facing Sister Habiba Shemsu, an eye care worker in south-west Ethiopia.

Arjuna Socia, 33 years old, stands outside the Kibwoona Health centre in Masindi, Uganda where she attended the Volunteer Distributor Training for Community Directed Distributors. She is smiling and wearing a pink shirt.

Ajuna’s story

Ajuna Socia, aged 33, lives in the Bunyoro region in western Uganda, and has been volunteering as a drug distributor for the past five years.

A boy holding one pound coins

Five ways £1 can help to save someone’s sight

The new 12-sided £1 coin is being rolled out today, and from October the old £1 coin will no longer be legal tender. So why not donate your old coins?

March 2017
Sightsavers Board of Trustees chairman Martin Dinham watches a cataract operation in Mozambique.

Seeing Sightsavers’ life-changing work in Mozambique

Martin Dinham, chairman of Sightsavers’ Board of Trustees, had the chance to see our work first-hand, including the moment a man’s sight was restored.

March 2017
Three men in a surgery room in the Caribbean region

Sightsavers hails success of Caribbean programme

Sightsavers is celebrating the completion of a programme in the Caribbean which has led to successful treatments and improvements in eye health systems.

March 2017
Sightsavers Senior Project Manager Bright Chiwaula with a patient following her trachoma operation.

BBC highlights Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust’s work to eliminate trachoma

The BBC’s live broadcast of the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey included a film about the Trust’s work in Malawi.

March 2017
Actor and director, Kabir Bedi, becoming becoming a celebrity ambassador for Sightsavers India.

Film star Kabir Bedi becomes an ambassador for Sightsavers India

Indian actor and director Kabir Bedi, known for his role as Gobinda in James Bond film ‘Octopussy’, has become a celebrity ambassador for Sightsavers India.

February 2017
Mario S'Hora has just had a cataract operation to restore some of his vision

Donation gives thousands of people the chance to see again

Thousands of adults and children could benefit from life-changing eye surgery thanks to a donation from a long-standing Sightsavers benefactor.

February 2017
Reymond and his mum

Sightsavers celebrates World Radio Day

Sightsavers is celebrating the power of radio in helping to save sight as part of Unesco’s World Radio Day 2017.

February 2017
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