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A group of cataract patients smile broadly after surgery.

Kolkata Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Programme: end-of-term evaluation

The ‘Seeing is Believing’ (SiB) initiative is a global intervention aimed at tackling avoidable blindness in areas of high need.

Nazondani Mologeni, 76, having her eyes checked by OCO Harold Malinda.

Advancing Healthy Communities in East Africa: end-of-term evaluation

The programme aimed to increase access to eye health services and to reduce the cataract surgical backlog in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Trachoma mapping completed in Sudan

The Sightsavers-led Global Trachoma Mapping Project, which aims to determine worldwide prevalence of trachoma, has completed its mapping in Sudan.

June 2015
A woman reads from a chart during a sight test in Mozambique.

Advancing healthy communities in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe: final evaluation

The Advancing Healthy Communities programme aimed to develop a mid-level eye care workforce to increase access to eye health services and to reduce the cataract surgical backlog in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

A girl is reading a book at home while wearing glasses.

Smriti’s story

Smriti, who lives in Uchitpurhad in Bangladesh, had cataracts in both eyes, and her poor vision took away much of her confidence. We visit her six years after her cataract operation to see how her life has changed.

HRH Princess Alexandra smiles as she cuts a Sightsavers cake at head office in Haywards Heath.

Princess Alexandra visits Sightsavers to celebrate 65 years of preventing blindness

Princess Alexandra met with staff at our Haywards Heath head office today to discuss our work to prevent and cure blindness.

May 2015
Laurinda laughing and clapping after cataract surgery.

Laurinda’s story

Laurinda had been blind for four years. But after a cataract operation to save her sight, she is able to work again and grow crops to feed her family.

From toilets to theatre: eliminating trachoma in Guinea-Bissau

Battling an infectious eye disease like trachoma isn’t just about handing out medication or referring people for surgery.

Sightsavers, May 2015
A woman and a man reading and laughing

Sightsavers unveils 2015 manifesto

Our manifesto outlines where where we stand, and what we want to see from whoever’s leading the country after the UK election on 7 May.

April 2015

Your chance to hold party leaders to account on live television

The ITV leaders’ debate, featuring seven party leaders, is a great chance to ensure that development remains an important issue for all political parties.

March 2015
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