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People line up along a jetty in the Subdarbans in southern India.

Sundarbans Eye Health Service Strengthening Project

The five-year programme aimed to make progress towards the eliminiation of avoidable blindness in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal by 2020.

Aluna, Mayasa and Bibi in front of their mud house

Forgotten mums

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

March 2019
Poligarpo smiles after returning home following his cataract operation.

Poligarpo’s story

Poligarpo, from Mozambique, had lost his independence after being blinded by cataracts. But a straightforward operation restored his vision and gave him his life back.

Gladys Atoo in her Doctor's uniform, smiles at the camera

Gladys’s story

Gladys Atto is an everyday hero, saving sight and building long-term eye health services in Uganda. She’s one of the talented cataract surgeons whose training you’ve supported.

A village screening by Dr Ndalela under a tree.

Sightsavers in Zambia: protecting rural communities from trachoma

Sightsavers’ Tom Hodgson travelled to Zambia to see how eye surgeon Mr Ndalela is saving sight by diagnosing and treating people for trachoma.

December 2018

$105 million fund to eliminate trachoma launched at star-studded concert in South Africa

The funding was announced by Richard Branson, via recorded video link, at the Global Citizen concert in Johannesburg on 2 December 2018.

December 2018
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
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