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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
A woman has her bandages removed after undergoing trachoma surgery in Kenya.

Support to the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation: Eye Care Programme Kenya 2009 to 2013: end of term evaluation

The Kenya Eye Programme 2009-2013 was part of an eye health programme that began in the 1990s to introduce eye health services throughout Kenya.

A teenage boy wearing dark glasses smiling and sitting a a desk in a classroom.

We can also make change

"If you have a strong livelihood or access to resources you are generally less vulnerable to the impacts of a hazard than someone who does not."

Fred Smith, November 2013
A young boy wearing dark glasses, laughing.

Why we need to support the eye health workforce

This World Sight Day, Sightsavers is focusing on the global acute shortage of eye health and health workers.

Juliet Milgate, October 2013
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