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Neema’s story

Neema and her family live in Tanzania, and were taught about the importance of face washing to control the impact and spread of trachoma.

Post Health for Peace Initiative: evaluation reports

The programme has succeeded in meeting output targets set for the region and provided access to eye health services to at least 60% of the population.

A boyhas his eyes examined by a health worker in Senegal.

Post Health for Peace Initiative in West Africa: end-of-term evaluation

This project was implemented in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and the Gambia, and aimed to establish good-quality, accessible and affordable eye care services.

Mamadou wears maroon robe with a white cap and his daughter Rougiatou Bah wears a leopard print headscarf. Mamadou is holding his daughter in his arms.

Mamadou’s story

River blindness can steal sight and threaten social inclusion, but treatment with Mectizan® can save communities.

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

Sightsavers’ Radio 4 appeal to air this Sunday

Lorraine Kelly will be on the air talking about how a quick operation can make a difference to someone suffering from the blinding disease trachoma.

March 2014
A blind man is helped across a river by his wife.

Baroness announces government’s aid-match boost during visit to Sightsavers office

International Development Minister Baroness Northover announced that the UK government will double the amount raised by Sightsavers' latest appeal.

January 2014
A boy in Pakistan wears special spectacles during an eye test.

Pakistan Urban Paediatric Eye Care Programme: mid-term review

Sightsavers’ Pakistan Country Office developed a five-year project on child eye health in slum areas of Karachi, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan and Faisalabad.

Times appeal: changing lives in Kenya

In the third and final post in our series, Sightsavers’ Freya Paleit visits our programmes in Kenya.

Freya Paleit, January 2014

Times appeal: saving sight in Senegal

In the second of three posts, Julie Jenner reports on her visit to our programmes in Senegal.

Julie Jenner, January 2014
Group doing jazz hands into camera.

Times appeal: tackling trachoma in Ghana

In the first of our series of blogs Julie Jenner visits our programmes in Ghana.

Julie Jenner, December 2013
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