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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

Social enterprise in India

People in developing countries often don't have access to basic health services or medicines, but Coca-Cola can be bought even in remote corners of Africa.

Anna Gerrard, March 2015
A mother with her son in Dhaka. He is wearing his new spectacles.

Bangladesh Dhaka Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Project: evaluation

The project aimed to strengthen eye care facilities, increase awareness of eye care among poor urban communities, and increase access to eye services.

Three people sitting at a desk

Sightsavers responds to 2015 election manifestos

Dominic Haslam, director of policy and programme strategy at Sightsavers, comments on the representation of international development in each manifesto.

March 2015
A girl writing on a blackboard.

0.7% aid target is enshrined in law

Sightsavers has applauded the final vote on the International Development Bill, which will enshrine in law the UK government’s commitment to overseas aid.

February 2015
A boy smiles and is embraced by his father after having his dressings removed following eye surgery in Bangladesh.

Strengthen national capacities on paediatric ophthalmology in Bangladesh: end-of-term evaluation

The project aimed to train paediatric ophthalmic teams, improve leadership and management, and establish a paediatric outpatient department.

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