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Guests at the golden jubilee gala

India celebrates 50 successful years in eye health

Sightsavers India has celebrated 50 years of successful achievements with a golden jubilee gala to showcase its pioneering work.

January 2017
Bakir Rashid, 2, smiles as he walks with his father on a family outing to the beach days after a successful bilateral cataract operation.

Bakir’s story

Two-year-old Bakir was born with cataracts in both eyes. He’s a happy, confident toddler who’s adored by his family, but they all worry about him.

An eye health clinic in Bhopal, India.

Delivering V2020 in the Caribbean: final report

The landmark Caribbean Strategic Framework for Vision 2020: The Right to Sight (CSF) was developed in 2002 and later updated in 2009.

A women is walking up to the entrance of a building. Men stand around outside.

Back from the brink: how Sierra Leone is recovering from Ebola

Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper visited Sierra Leone to see how health workers have coped since the Ebola virus. 

October 2016
A boy in Pakistan wears special spectacles during an eye test.

Pakistan Urban Paediatric Eye Care Programme: evaluation

Sightsavers’ Pakistan Country Office developed a five-year project on child eye health in slum areas of five urban cities.

A mother and daughter hug after receiving cataract operations in India.

Sightsavers' approach to inclusive eye health: presentation

A presentation explaining Sightsavers' commitment to inclusive education for all, and existing government legislation on the issue.

Screenshot of Specsavers' online induction

Specsavers chooses Sightsavers as charity partner for new induction scheme

Sightsavers has been chosen as one of three charity partners to be part of Specsavers’ new online staff induction.

February 2016
Caroline Harper.

Sightsavers’ Caroline Harper named in New Year Honours

Dr Harper has been appointed a CBE in recognition of her services to people with visual impairments around the world.

December 2015
Rose looking at herself for the first time after cataract surgery.

Watch as Rose sees herself for the first time after cataract surgery

Rose is 14 years old, and has been blind since she was a baby. We witness her reaction as she looks in the mirror and sees herself for the first time.

October 2015
TV presenter and wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan with a group of people

Sightsavers on Channel 4’s Unreported World with Ade Adepitan

On Channel 4’s Unreported World TV presenter and wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan saw the impact of Sightsavers-supported cataract operations.

October 2015
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