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A surgeon dressed in scrubs prepares for theatre

Meet Elizabeth, who's saving sight in Kenya

A decade ago, Turkana had the highest prevalence of trachoma of any county. Now thanks to eye health workers like Elizabeth, the number of cases have been severely reduced.

A woman dressed in traditional clothing poses for the camera. she is blind in her left eye.

The friend next door: how Ekeno’s neighbour saved her sight

Ekeno was experiencing terrible pain in her eyes, until her neighbour, Sightsavers-trained community worker Susan, was able to get her the help she needed.

A dam in the Cascades region, Burkina Faso.

Treating river blindness in Burkina Faso

Sightsavers is working towards the elimination of trachoma and river blindness in Burkina Faso, thanks to our partnership with L’Occitane Foundation.

February 2020
Participants at a blood collection training session.

Making research count: introducing the new uptake and learning team

Sightsavers’ new research uptake and learning advisors share their efforts to make sure our research makes a real difference to the lives of people across the world.

Sightsavers, February 2020
A group of children sit on the floor at the museum listening to a talk by Sightsavers

Sightsavers teams up with the Science Museum for a special series of Astronights

Astronights gives children a fun opportunity to learn more about Sightsavers and our work.

February 2020
A young boy stands outside in the sun wearing light coloured clothes. There is a small house to the left and a tree to the right.

Sightsavers surgeon featured on BBC for World NTD Day

Our sight-saving work in rural Kenya was featured in BBC coverage for World NTD Day 2020.

January 2020
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Sightsavers and partners celebrate the first World NTD Day

The first World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day on 30 January 2020 kicked off a year of decisive action on NTDs.

January 2020
A group of female and male community volunteers stand for a portrait holding dose poles.

World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day: highlights from around the world

On 30 January, Sightsavers joined in celebrations for the first ever World NTD Day around the world.

January 2020
A nurse helps wash a woman who has lymphatic filariasis wash her swollen leg.

Caring for patients in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo may have the highest burdens of neglected tropical diseases. But people on the ground are working to protect communities.

January 2020
A large group of people stand with their awards for tackling river blindness in Nigeria.

Sightsavers wins award for its work to eliminate river blindness in Nigeria

The Nigerian ministry of health presented the award for Sightsavers' work to treat the disease in Kaduna State.

December 2019
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