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Winesi, who has cataracts, sits outside his home in Malawi with his wife Namaleta.

Grandfather from Malawi has his sight restored in live webcast

A blind man’s sight-restoring bilateral cataract operation was broadcast live around the world today from a hospital in Malawi.

October 2014
Children stand outside singing about facewashing in Kenya. There are around 20 of them, all wearing blue skirts and white polo tops.

Sightsavers launches facewashing campaign in Kenya to prevent blinding trachoma

Children in Northern Kenya are taking lessons in facewashing, which will help to eliminate the blinding disease trachoma in the country.

September 2014
Members of the Jolly Wheelers cycle group wearing Sightsavers t-shirts, standing with their bicycles outside a restaurant high on a hill in Italy.

Jolly Wheelers tackle tenth Coast to Coast cycle in aid of Sightsavers

Cyclists from St Albans calling themselves the Jolly Wheelers are poised to set out on their annual charity bike ride across Italy in aid of Sightsavers.

September 2014
Winesi looking at the camera.

Winesi’s story

Winesi was blind from cataracts, leaving him reliant on his family. Thanks to an operation, he can now support his wife and children.

The cataract operating team led by Dr Gerald, one of Malawi's few eye surgeons, Nsanje Hospital, Nsanje, Malawi. L-R:Dr Gerald, Mavis, Margaret, Olive, Tennis, Charlotte and Charles.

Report calls on government to prioritise health systems strengthening

Sightsavers has hailed today’s report from the International Development Select Committee into strengthening health systems in developing countries.

September 2014
Sunetra Sarker

Sightsavers ambassador Sunetra stars in Strictly Come Dancing

Sunetra, who plays Dr Zoe Hanna on medical drama Casualty, has been an ambassador for Sightsavers since 2009.

September 2014
TV presenter Lorraine Kelly

Sightsavers’ BBC Radio 4 appeal raises £35,000

A Sightsavers appeal on BBC Radio 4 has raised £35,000 towards our vital work in some of the world’s poorest countries.

August 2014

The road to elimination: three stories from Mali

Last March, five regions in Mali were given ground-breaking news that would change the future of their communities.

Sightsavers, August 2014
Mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba checks his mobile phone.

Boubacar’s story

Sightsavers’ mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba travels by motorbike to some of the most remote regions in Mali to perform surgery in the field.

A close-up of mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba checking his mobile phone.

Combatting trachoma with a mobile phone

Mobile phones are being used to help eliminate blinding trachoma in Mali. Take a look at our mHealth project in action.

August 2014
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