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Mariam gives a cheeky smile to the camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Mariam’s story

Mariam is a Sightsavers trained community directed distributor, who loves her job. She gets to help protect people in her village from the threat of river blindness.

Nachum has her hand over one eye and holds her other hand up.
Sightsavers Reports

Screening school children in Zanzibar

Sightsavers is training teachers in Zanzibar so they can diagnose pupils who have eye conditions such as cataracts.

A woman has her eyes examined by a male ophthalmologist.
Sightsavers blog

Lessons from our first inclusive eye health project

Sightsavers recently undertook a learning review to capture and consolidate what we’ve learned so far from our eye health pilot project in Bhopal, India.

Surgical staff perform a cataract operation.
Sightsavers from the field

Watch cataract surgery condensed into one and a half minutes

During a recent trip to Bangladesh, we filmed a time-lapse video of a Sightsavers cataract operation taking place at Khulna BNSB hospital.

A group of six children sit on the floor, some have glasses and all of them are smiling.
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Eye health groups call for urgent action to prevent blindness

Sightsavers and five other organisations have issued an open letter that aims to put pressure on Commonwealth governments, ahead of next week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

Sightsavers' Jo Howard, stands in the shade and talks to the villagers.
Sightsavers blog

Reaching children in rural Zambia

Sightsavers’ Jo Howard travelled to western Zambia to see first-hand the difference your support makes to people in some of the world’s rural communities.

A close up of Mr Ndalela examining a young girls eyes.
Sightsavers Reports

Mr Ndalela’s story

Meet Mr Ndalela. He is the only eye surgeon in the Senanga region of western Zambia who can carry out complicated procedures. But he’s frustrated he can’t do more to help people in the community.

A group of smiling children in a classroom in Uganda.
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Eye health groups call on Commonwealth governments to commit to protecting sight

Six leading organisations have come together under the banner ‘Vision for the Commonwealth’ to ask Commonwealth leaders to bring eye care to all.

Namukolo and her brother carry water buckets through their village.
Sightsavers Reports

Namukolo’s story

We believe that no child should have to stop their education due to reversible blindness and infection. But for Namukolo, this could have been a reality.

Ferdousi smiles as she touches her brother's face.
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Bengali TV show shares Sightsavers’ success stories

The weekly programme, called ‘Shopno Dekhe Chokh’ (‘Eyes See the Dream’), tells the stories of people whose vision has been restored in Bangladesh.

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