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An eye health team on motorbikes travel across a dusty remote landscape dotted with trees and huts.
Sightsavers from the field

Reaching Ruangwa: an epic journey to help save sight

Sightsavers’ Jo Howard travels across rural Tanzania with an eye health team to see how far they must go to treat some of the most remote communities.

A group of volunteers sit around a table in a village in Nigeria.
Sightsavers blog

Putting learning into practice: using research to reach people at risk of NTDs in Nigeria

Nigeria carries around 25 per cent of Africa’s NTD burden. However, progress is being made and research is playing a key role in helping to eliminate the diseases.

A group of children in Ghana smile and wave at the camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Ghana waves goodbye to trachoma

In June 2018 Ghana officially became trachoma-free, showing how your kind donations make a real difference.

Zuhara from Tanzania stands outside her primary school
Sightsavers Reports

Eliminating trachoma in Tanzania

With your support, we're determined to eliminate trachoma in Tanzania by 2020, saving sight and transforming lives.

Health experts during a monitoring visit to Aru in Ituri North.
Sightsavers blog

Braving the odds to combat NTDs in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sightsavers surveillance manager Ndellejong Cosmas Ejong explains what has already been achieved in DRC, and how we’re pushing ahead to tackle these debilitating neglected tropical diseases.

A woman has her eyes examined by a health worker, who shines a torch into her eye.
Sightsavers Reports

Namakau’s story

Namakau, from Zambia, has had trachoma for decades and is now irreversibly blind. A fear of modern medicine had stopped her from seeking treatment.

A health worker gives a schoolgirl a tablet to protect against intestinal worms.
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Sightsavers named one of GiveWell’s top charities for third year

The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers for its work treating children for parasitic infections, known as deworming.

Embessal, a teacher, standing in front of a blackboard in a classroom.
Sightsavers Reports

Embessal’s story

Embessal Moreira, head teacher at a school in northern Guinea-Bissau, has been trained to distribute medication that treats and protects children against intestinal worms.

Headshot of Aruna, a boy who had schisto.
Sightsavers Reports

Aruna’s story

Despite knowing how important it is to go to school, 12-year-old Aruna struggled to keep up his attendance after catching schistosomiasis, which can cause severe abdominal pain.

Okello Charles.
Sightsavers Reports

Okello’s story

After seeing many of his friends and family lose their sight to river blindness, Okello Charles volunteered to become a ‘fly catcher’, helping to eliminate the flies that spread the disease.

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