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Eye health

Three school children from Ghana smiling outside their school.

It’s all about the numbers: how economics is helping us to save sight in schools

By using economics, we can make sure our school eye screening programmes are affordable and efficient, ensuring thousands of children in poorer countries can get the eye care they need.

Guillaume Trotignon, July 2019

Survey highlights lack of knowledge about UV threat to our eyesight

A Sightsavers survey, in partnership with People’s Postcode Lottery, shows nearly half of Brits don’t choose their sunglasses for UV protection.

June 2019
A wide shot of the rural landscape in Nasir, South Sudan. The fields are very wet and the grass is a lush green.

Saving sight in the world’s most remote locations

Trachoma, a painful eye disease, can be easily treated with antibiotics. But the challenge is reaching the people who need treatment, particularly if they live in remote areas such as Nadir in South Sudan.

June 2019
Professor Christopher Whitty.

Sightsavers trustee appointed chief medical officer for England

Professor Christopher Whitty, who has been on Sightsavers’ board of trustees since 2017, will take up the post in October.

June 2019
The Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute.

50,000 patients screened during first year of innovative cataract project

The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan brings together public and private investors alongside eye care delivery experts and charities, including Sightsavers.

June 2019
Schoolgirl and trachoma champion Safira Mwale shows how to wash her face with a tippy tap by her home near Kasungu in Malawi, August 29, 2018.

Sightsavers to host ‘Build a tippy tap’ challenge at the Science Museum

Sightsavers will join the free Science Museum Lates event on 29 May 2019, where visitors will have the chance to build a home-made tap against the clock.

May 2019
A doctor examine a man outside in rural Zambia.

‘Keep Sight’ project will train eye care staff to treat glaucoma in Nigeria

The initiative, run by Sightsavers, Allergan and the IAPB, initially aims to train 50 eye care workers, with the goal of screening 5,000 people and treating 500 patients.

May 2019
A group of children sit in a line on a bench waiting to be tested for river blindness.

How an innovative school programme is improving health in Liberia

Sightsavers' integrated school health programme aims to improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through deworming and eye screening.

Adoley Sonii, May 2019
Aluna, Mayasa and Bibi in front of their mud house

For US - Forgotten moms

This Mother's Day we wanted to share the story of two mothers, Aluna and Mayasa, from a remote community in Tanzania.

May 2019
A group of smiling children in Bangladesh, some wearing spectacles.

Paediatric eye care services in Bangladesh

The programme aimed to support children from poor communities to access quality eye care services and improve awareness of the importance of early eye screening.

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