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Staff from Makeni Hospital's eyecare team smile for the camera.

Meeting Sierra Leone’s miracle workers

A group of Sightsavers staff travelled to Makeni Hospital in Sierra Leone to meet the amazing eye care workers your donations are helping to support.

February 2018
All nine members of the Yadav family sit for a photo.

The Yadav family’s story

The family were in a unique position: eight out of nine had cataracts, and the children were struggling to get an education.

A man examines a lady's eyes.

Ensuring women in north-west Pakistan receive the eye care they need

An eye health project in north-west Pakistan has increased the number of women accessing cataract surgery in the region.

January 2018
Two surgeons dressed in scrubs prepare to carry out a cataract operation on a patient.

Experts praise Sightsavers’ innovative funding in Cameroon

The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan will provide up to 18,000 cataract operations in the country over the next five years.

January 2018
Inuto helps to examine someone's eyes.

How six weeks of training can improve eye care for all

In Zambia, Sightsavers’ Alistair Burnett learned first-hand how basic training courses for eye health workers can provide long-term benefits.

January 2018
A cataract patient is led into hospital by a doctor in Mozambique.

Inclusive eye health in Mozambique: an exciting new beginning

Andrea Pregel shares his experiences of planning Sightsavers’ new initiative in Nampula, which will provide free eye care to thousands of people.

Andrea Pregel, January 2018
Patients wait for treatment at the Sewa Sadan hospital in Bhopal.

Providing eye care for those who need it most

Sightsavers’ Sarah Muddle visited Bhopal in India to see how our eye care projects are helping slum communities devastated by an industrial tragedy in 1984.

December 2017
Sandeep Kumar, a truck driver from India, stands in front of his truck.

Helping India’s truck drivers to see clearly

In India, five million truck drivers transport two thirds of the nation’s cargo. Yet many don’t have the time or money to get their eyes checked regularly.

December 2017
Three-year-old Nadir from Bangladesh.

Nadir’s story

Three-year-old Nadir had cataracts in both eyes since birth, which severely affected his vision. But an operation restored his sight and changed his life.

A group of people riding on an uncovered autorickshaw in Bangladesh.

How you’re helping us restore sight in Bangladesh

Sightsavers’ Ella Pierce travelled to Bangladesh and met eight-year-old Suborna, who was in desperate need of a cataract operation. This is her journey.

December 2017
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