Eye health

A young African girl smiling with a hand near her mouth.

Scientists win Nobel prize for river blindness discovery

Scientists William C Campbell and Satoshi Omura – who together discovered a drug avermectin – have been awarded the Nobel prize for medicine.

October 2015
Winesi March sitting with his wife who has their grandson on her lap.

Raise a pound for Sightsavers with a click

Got a few seconds spare? You can support Sightsavers with the click of a mouse thanks to US eyewear licensing brand Marchon’s new promotion.

October 2015
Man holds pair of glasses towards camera.

Support Sightsavers and win a pair of Byrogue sunglasses

Luxury sunglasses brand Byrogue is launching a new range of sunglasses, and a partnership with Sightsavers giving you a chance to win a pair.

October 2015
A close up photograph of someone's hand running over a sheet of braille.

Disability and data: how we can make progress

At an International Disability Alliance meeting in New York, Sightsavers’ Dominic Haslam shared our experience of collecting data disaggregated by disability.

Dominic Haslam, September 2015
Sankarlal walking with his son. He is wearing dark glasses, carrying a cane and has his hand on his 12 year old son's shoulder to guide him down a dusty road.

United Nations General Assembly 2015

Sightsavers' policy team is attending the UNGA to witness the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sightsavers, September 2015
Pair of wood framed sunglasses.

Sunglasses partnership helps to raise money for Sightsavers

Canadian sunglasses brand Bôhten will donate US$5 to Sightsavers for every pair of its glasses bought online.

September 2015
Child on back of smiling woman.

UK government will double your donations before 15 December

The UK government has pledged to match donations to Sightsavers made by the UK public between 15 September and 15 December.

September 2015
Eoin Macken

Actor Eoin Macken sees our work in action

Irish actor Eoin Macken recently travelled to Mozambique with Sightsavers to make a documentary about our work treating people with cataracts.

September 2015
Close up photograph of Joanna Lumley speaking loudly throuugh a telephone.

Joanna Lumley takes to the trading floor for Sightsavers

Sightsavers ambassador Joanna Lumley turned her hand to financial trading today to help raise funds for us as part of the BGC Partners annual charity day.

September 2015
Lorraine leans over and speaks into a microphone. She has headphones on and is wearing a dark top.

Lorraine Kelly fronts Sightsavers’ Radio 4 appeal

Lorraine Kelly took part in a Comic Relief trip to Kenya where she saw our work in action. She was so impressed, she became a Sightsavers ambassador!

August 2015
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