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Indian girl at a school eye test

School Health Integrated Programming: Guidelines for school-based eye health programmes

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide direction to those planning and implementing vision screening programmes as a part of eye health initiatives within the education sector.

A man and woman embrace following successful surgery.

Gordane and Suhura's story

Gordane and Suhura, from Mozambique, could not see each other's faces for years. Now following sight-saving cataract surgery, they are living life to the full once again.

A boy wearing glasses smiling in the classroom.

Stories from the SHIP eye health project in Pakistan

Sightsavers’ eye health screening project in Pakistan is helping children see and learn all over the country. We listen to stories of some of the children we have helped.

January 2020
A mother helps her daughter with some school work.

Khadijah’s story

Six-year-old Khadijah was getting into trouble at school for not being able to do her work. But following an eye operation she can’t wait to learn to read and write.

A woman has her eyes checked by an eye health worker in an outdoor screening camp in India.

Sightsavers named most cost-effective health charity

Charity evaluator ImpactMatters awarded Sightsavers a five-star rating for cost-effectiveness – the highest score available.

November 2019
A woman wearing a black hijab smiles and walks along a brick-lined street.

A journey, not a destination: eye health integration in Pakistan

Following simple steps can help decision-makers and donors to improve the system further, helping millions of people in need of eye care services in rural areas.

Itfaq Khaliq Khan, November 2019
A group of students in blue uniforms, wearing paper masks on their heads.

How soap and superheroes are changing lives

Geordie Woods explains how the Super School of Five trachoma prevention programme is protecting school children from this devastating disease.

October 2019
Three women posing together with smiles.

How Sightsavers celebrated World Sight Day

To mark World Sight Day 2019 on 10 October, Sightsavers country offices celebrated by highlighting the need to provide good-quality eye care to everyone.

October 2019
An eye health worker talking to a group of women about eye care

Sightsavers and partners help to halve blindness cases in remote Indian Sundarbans

Before the Sightsavers eye health programme in the Sundarbans started, one in every 40 people over the age of 50 in the region was blind. Today, that number has dropped to one in 80.

October 2019
Two women and five small children stand outside their home.

“That lady who was going blind? Look at her now!”

In northern Kenya, Sightsavers’ Sarah Filbey visits an eye camp that treats both trachoma and cataracts, ensuring everyone gets the life-changing help they need.

October 2019
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