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A lady, wearing bright red, sits on a bed with a young boy.

Pfizer celebrates its 500 millionth trachoma treatment

Pfizer has donated its 500 millionth Zithromax® (azithromycin) antibiotic tablet, used to treat blinding trachoma in countries across Africa and Asia.

November 2015
Dr Bilghis

Dr Bilghis’s story

Dr Bilghis, an ophthalmic consultant, spent three years travelling to some of Sudan’s most remote, hostile areas to carry out eye examinations.

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
A picture of two women and a man who have volunteered to lose their sight for the day.

Majority of Brits say sight is priceless

Sightsavers commissioned research to find out how much people in the UK value sight, with many respondents saying they see it as the most important sense.

October 2015

Unreported World: an unbelievable response

We’ve had a fantastic response to Unreported World: The Fight for Sight, which screened on Channel 4 on Friday and featured Sightsavers’ work in Malawi.

October 2015

The Trust launches trachoma website

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has launched a website that highlights the inspirational work of partners in 11 Commonwealth countries.

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
Lady with bandage over eye.

Miracles in Tanzania: Sightsavers blogs for Virgin Unite

Sightsavers’ Carol Casey blogs for Virgin Unite this week to recount her experience of seeing cataract surgery change lives in Tanzania.

October 2015
Caroline Harper smiling in front of off-white background.

Sightsavers chief executive interviewed for World Sight Day

Dr Caroline Harper spoke about avoidable blindness as part of an interview on Insight Radio to mark World Sight Day.

October 2015
Two images of london side by side, one blurred and one in clear resolution.

Sightsavers launches vision survey to mark World Sight Day

For World Sight Day, Sightsavers is conducting a sight survey to find out how supporters feel about their sight, and what sort of value they put on it.

October 2015
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