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A close up image of Hibret's face. She is looking to one side.
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Hibret’s story

When Hibret was diagnosed with trachoma, she was devastated to learn she had passed it to her children. But Sightsavers helped her family to be treated.

A girl in Senegal is measured with a dose pole to find out how much medication she needs to take, as part of a mass drug administration campaign to prevent the spread of trachoma.
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WHO announces progress on trachoma elimination

In 2016, 85 million people were treated with an antibiotic to protect against trachoma, according to new data from the World Health Organization.

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More than 900 runners take part in ‘virtual race’ in aid of Sightsavers

Running enthusiasts from around the world have raised $5,000 (£3,800) for Sightsavers by taking part in a virtual race online.

A close up of Muslima's face.
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Muslima’s story

Muslima was born with cataracts, which meant she struggled to keep up at school. Yet her future was transformed thanks to supporters like you.

A girl standing in front of writing that says welcome to class
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Sightsavers awarded Independent Research Organisation status

The organisation is one of the only international non-governmental organisations to hold this status in the UK.

Andrew Wissler
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Gaming enthusiast raises $12,000 for Sightsavers by completing game blindfolded

Andrew Wissler has raised $12,000 (£9,260) for Sightsavers by completing ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ while wearing a blindfold.

An ophthalmic surgeon carries out an eye examination on a man at an eye clinic in The Gambia.
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Sightsavers honoured by West African health ministries

Sightsavers has received an award from the West African Health Organisation for its work to improve health centres and train eye health workers.

A young boy in Bangladesh having his eyes tested.
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Bangladesh quadruples its eye care budget

The government of Bangladesh has set aside BDT828 million (£7.9 million) to spend on eye care by 2021 – four times higher than the previous budget.

Saidi points at an image in a book with his father.
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Saidi’s story

Saidi’s cataracts were stopping him from going to school. Donate today and you could help more children like Saidi get an education.

Asha plays in a tree outside her home with another child from her village.
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Asha’s story

Asha was bullied by other children because of her cataracts. But a straightforward operation restored her sight, her confidence and her hope for the future.

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