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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.

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.

Sightsavers’ Innovation Fund: evaluation

Evaluation of the Innovation Fund, part of the Sightsavers Programme Partnership Arrangement with the UK’s Department for International Development.

A child's eyes are examined by a nurse.

Strengthening eye health: a focus for health systems

A report detailing how improving eye health and reducing blindness is achievable, cost-effective and contributes significantly to poverty reduction.

Patients waiting to attend a trachoma clinic.

A SAFE solution: Sightsavers’ fast-track initiative to eliminate blinding trachoma

A Sightsavers initiative outlining objectives to eliminate trachoma, which, according to the International Coalition for Trachoma Control, affects at least 110 million people living in areas where trachoma is endemic.

Two young sisters who wear glasses attend school in India.

Policy brief: eye health in children

A policy brief outlining how school eye health needs to be fully integrated into both wider school health and eye health programmes.

A doctor performs cataract surgery in Tanzania.

Cataract services policy 2010

A policy guide by Sightsavers describing how services for cataract fit strategically with the international health agenda.

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