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Shahid wearing his new glasses, and a huge grin.

Sightsavers in India: meeting Shahid

Sightsavers’ Nathan Hill travelled to India to meet schoolboy Shahid as he received his first pair of glasses – an experience he says he'll never forget.

September 2017
Sightsavers employee Sarah sitting on a boat with 12 other people.

Restoring sight on a remote island

Sightsavers’ Sarah Filbey visits a training session for primary school teachers in Zanzibar, as they learn how to support students with visual impairments.

September 2017
Katie Piper

Sightsavers’ celebrity supporters take part in City fundraising event

The charity day is held each year on 11 September to commemorate those who died in the attack on the World Trade Center in New York.

September 2017
Dr Robert Chappell

Sightsavers trustee receives top award from World Council of Optometry

The award recognises Dr Robert Chappell’s contribution to eye care, and was presented during a ceremony in Hyderabad.

September 2017
Sightsavers' Izidine Hassane, alongside Massimo Maggio and Babar Qureshi of CBM.

Sightsavers wins award for its work fighting avoidable blindness

The prestigious António Champalimaud Vision Award recognises groups that work to prevent and alleviate blindness in developing countries.

September 2017
A girl with glasses smiles with a book on her lap.

Riya’s story

For children such as Riya, something as simple as a pair of glasses can mean the difference between a bright future and being trapped in a cycle of poverty.

Sightsavers staff

Sightsavers-supported eye clinic celebrates its 10-year anniversary

The Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre in The Gambia marked the occasion with an event to celebrate its success providing eye health services.

August 2017
Rosalind Jones with a photo of Quentin Green

Proceeds from air crash book to be donated to Sightsavers

An author whose brother died in a plane crash in 1961 has written a book to investigate the tragedy, with royalties donated to charities including Sightsavers.

August 2017
A woman having her eyes tested

Global blindness set to triple by 2050

Sightsavers will continue to tackle avoidable blindness as research reveals the number of blind people across the world is set to triple in 40 years.

August 2017
The EYElliance delegation, including Sightsavers’ Imran Khan, meet President Sirleaf in Monrovia in July 2017.

The challenges facing health and education in Liberia

In 2013 a devastating Ebola outbreak decimated Liberia's already fragile healthcare system. Yet during this period, Sightsavers continued to operate.

Imran Khan, August 2017
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