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Winesi looking at the camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Winesi’s story

Winesi was blind from cataracts, leaving him reliant on his family. Thanks to an operation, he can now support his wife and children.

The cataract operating team led by Dr Gerald, one of Malawi's few eye surgeons, Nsanje Hospital, Nsanje, Malawi. L-R:Dr Gerald, Mavis, Margaret, Olive, Tennis, Charlotte and Charles.
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Report calls on government to prioritise health systems strengthening

Sightsavers has hailed today’s report from the International Development Select Committee into strengthening health systems in developing countries.

Sunetra Sarker
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Sightsavers ambassador Sunetra stars in Strictly Come Dancing

Sunetra, who plays Dr Zoe Hanna on medical drama Casualty, has been an ambassador for Sightsavers since 2009.

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly
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Sightsavers’ BBC Radio 4 appeal raises £35,000

A Sightsavers appeal on BBC Radio 4 has raised £35,000 towards our vital work in some of the world’s poorest countries.

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The road to elimination: three stories from Mali

Last March, five regions in Mali were given ground-breaking news that would change the future of their communities.

Mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba checks his mobile phone.
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Boubacar’s story

Sightsavers’ mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba travels by motorbike to some of the most remote regions in Mali to perform surgery in the field.

A close-up of mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba checking his mobile phone.
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Combating trachoma with a mobile phone

Mobile phones are being used to help eliminate blinding trachoma in Mali. Take a look at our new mHealth project in action.

Typing on phone with woman's eye being checked in the background.
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Sightsavers’ trachoma mapping project ahead of schedule

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project, which aims to find out where trachoma is most prevalent, is poised to hit its two-year target nine months early. 

A woman is given sunglasses following cataract surgery in Kenya.
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Promoting quality ophthalmology in East Africa project: end-of-term evaluation

This five-year intervention was funded by the European Union and co-funded by international NGOs led by Sightsavers.

A woman hugging her infant daughter.
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How your donations changed lives in 2013

In 2013, working with our partners, we provided life-changing treatments, surgeries and support to more than 106 million people in developing countries.

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