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Sightsavers’ trachoma mapping project ahead of schedule

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project, which aims to find out where trachoma is most prevalent, is poised to hit its two-year target nine months early. 

July 2014
A woman is given sunglasses following cataract surgery in Kenya.

Promoting quality ophthalmology in East Africa project: end-of-term evaluation

This five-year intervention was funded by the European Union and co-funded by international NGOs led by Sightsavers.

A woman hugging her infant daughter.

How your donations changed lives in 2013

In 2013, working with our partners, we provided life-changing treatments, surgeries and support to more than 106 million people in developing countries.

July 2014

Post Health for Peace Initiative: final evaluation

This management response is submitted by the Post Health for Peace Initiative and its partners in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and the Gambia, following a its final evaluation undertaken by independent consultants.

A man sitting outside with a huge smile.

Promoting quality ophthalmology in East Africa: evaluation report

The evaluation assessed the implementation of the PQO over the 5-year period from 2009 until 2013 and was conducted in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

A lady's eye being examined by a man wearing white latex gloves.

Unintended consequences in health care

"I’ve been in Zambia these last two weeks looking at the eye healthcare system, and I’ve been reminded about the unintended consequences."

Andrew Griffiths, June 2014
Four-year-old Arman smiles in his new dark glasses, as he's held by his father after his cataract surgery in Bangladesh.

Vision Bangladesh project: end-of-term evaluation

The goal of the project was to eliminate avoidable blindness from Bangladesh by 2020.

World Bank hosts river blindness summit

The summit has been organised by the World Bank’s Africa Region to celebrate the Partnership to Control River Blindness, one of the World Bank’s first health projects.

June 2014
Cameroon sunset

Bloggers share what their sight means to them

Inspired by Becky at babybudgeting.co.uk, bloggers are sharing what their sight means to them – to help raise awareness and donations for Sightsavers.

June 2014
Joanna Lumley stands besides Arif, outside infront of green plants.

Arif's story

Joanna Lumley travelled to Bangladesh in 2005, where she watched as five-year-old Arif saw his mother for the first time after having his cataracts removed.

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