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The operating theatre in the new clinic.

Sightsavers-supported eye clinic opens in Liberia

Sightsavers helped to renovate the operating theatre and screening rooms at Phebe Hospital to provide eye care to local people.

November 2018
Close up photo of eye testing spectacles being held towards the camera by a man.

Sightsavers launches school eye health programme in Liberia

The three-year SHIP programme will improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through vision screening and deworming treatment.

November 2018
Mwiza looks sad as he sits outside his home.

Mwiza’s story

Mwiza, like many eight-year-olds, loves soccer and playing with his best friend. But he has trachoma: without treatment, he risks losing his sight.

Villagers gather round to have their eyes checked.

Saving sight in Zambia’s most remote regions

Sightsavers’ Caitlin Maslen travelled with an outreach team as they visited an isolated village to treat people with trachoma.

November 2018
Abdu stands in his house.

Abdu’s story

For years, Abdu suffered from the pain of trachoma. Thanks to a Sightsavers-supported programme, he was examined, diagnosed and given treatment to protect his sight.

A group of women wait for their turn to be screened at a trachoma outreach camp in the Pwani region of eastern Tanzania.

Sightsavers teams up with Nordic eyewear group D & Company

The optical group will give customers the chance to make a donation to Sightsavers to raise money and awareness for eye care projects worldwide.

October 2018
Naheed, Mahmoud and their grandchildren smiling.

Naheed’s story

Naheed is one of the final patients to have surgery as a result of our Million Miracles campaign, which has raised enough to fund a million cataract operations in the countries where we work.

A man smiles, wearing a yellow Sightsavers tshirt.

Givemore’s story

Ophthalmic nurse Givemore travels to remote communities in Zimbabwe to examine people for signs of trachoma. He wants to make sure everyone is treated so their sight can be saved.

Nine year old Sonali smiles to camera

We’re making huge progress on avoidable blindness, but we still have work to do

Sightsavers’ Charity Dandak reflects on our achievements through the Seeing is Believing programme, and highlights the challenges we still face to tackle avoidable blindness.

Charity Dandak, October 2018

Winesi’s update

After years of fear and struggle, Winesi and his family have found happiness and hope for the future thanks to a cataract operation funded by people like you.

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