Professor Christopher Whitty, who has been on Sightsavers’ board of trustees since 2017, will take up the post in October.
The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan brings together public and private investors alongside eye care delivery experts and charities, including Sightsavers.
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.
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.
Sightsavers' integrated school health programme aims to improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through deworming and eye screening.
All the evidence from the International Development Committee hearing showed that the UK has not done enough on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The five-year programme aimed to make progress towards the eliminiation of avoidable blindness in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal by 2020.