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Two children sit on a hospital bed, both ahve big smiles.

Richard Branson blogs about A Million Miracles

The Virgin Group founder has promoted Sightsavers’ appeal as part of a partnership that will see Virgin help deliver thousands of life-changing surgeries.

August 2015
Omari is pictured wearing white scrubs in pre operation photo. He is smiling and giving a thumbs up.

Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite helping to carry out A Million Miracles

Virgin Unite’s support of Sightsavers' A Million Miracles appeal will focus on helping to deliver thousands of life-changing cataract surgeries by 2018.

August 2015
Portrait of Brien in black shirt against white background.

Brien Holden obituary: A global leader in eye care and vision research

Sightsavers was shocked and saddened to hear the news of the sudden death of Professor Brien Holden, a global leader in eye care and vision research.

July 2015
Jacob, 9 years old, measured by a community healthworker, before being administered with is Mecitzan treatment at his home in Nigeria.

eBay partnership raises £16,550 for Sightsavers

Earlier this year we partnered with eBay to offer customers the chance to donate to Sightsavers while buying and selling their items online.

July 2015

A Million Miracles: our award-winning campaign

Sightsavers celebrated a triumphant night at the Institute of Fundraising National Awards, overcoming tough competition to pick up two trophies.

July 2015
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.

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