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Shamima communicates with her sister. Her sister uses hand movements to get her point across. Both women are sitting down outside and wear bold, pink clothing.

Sightsavers research highlights inequalities behind access to eye care

Governments and healthcare organisations must look at income and gender as well as disability if they are to effectively support people with visual impairments.

June 2020
Community health volunteers stand outside in Nachuru, Turkana, Kenya.

Sightsavers film chosen to represent UK at global health film festival

A short film about trachoma trackers in Kenya beat more than 1,200 submissions to reach the top 15 for its category in a prestigious, international contest.

May 2020
A pair of glasses, a pen and a computer on a desk.

Four tips to keep your eyes healthy at home

At Sightsavers we’ve compiled some useful and simple tips to help you to protect your eyesight at home and help make this period as comfortable as possible.

April 2020
Aziza smiles at the eye screening camp.

Aziza’s story

Aziza, from Nampula province in Mozambique, had been struggling with her eyesight for some time. But thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, she had surgery and gained a new lease of life. 

Meet the miking team, spreading the word about free eye health care

In Bangladesh, we know the best way to make sure no one is left behind is to take health information directly to their doorstep. Enter the miking team!

April 2020
A man smiling while sat on a motorbike.

Celebrating our health workers on World Health Day

As we thank all our health workers on World Health Day, meet six who have worked with Sightsavers to help improve eye care for people in their communities.

An eye health worker stood infront of a Keep Sight banner holds an eye examining instrument to her eye.

Sightsavers celebrates 'Keep Sight' this World Glaucoma Week

This World Glaucoma Week Sightsavers is celebrating the launch of an ambitious partnership which tackles one of the world’s leading causes of blindness.

March 2020
Actress Sunetra Sarker speaks to a truck driver.

Sunetra Sarker joins Sightsavers in India to visit eye screenings of truck drivers

Award-winning actress Sunetra Sarker visited long-distance truckers in India to understand how poor eyesight might be affecting their lives and work.

February 2020
Clive Jones stands next to a sign.

Improving eye health and saving lives in India

Sightsavers’ chair, Sir Clive Jones, visited India to see how a Sightsavers programme is saving lives on the roads by screening truck drivers for vision problems.

Sightsavers, February 2020
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.

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