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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
Typing on phone with woman's eye being checked in the background.

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

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