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From the field

A group of doctors in blue surgical scrubs performing eye surgery.

How trachoma surgery has changed lives in Côte d’Ivoire

As Côte d’Ivoire completes its final operations as part of the Accelerate programme to fight trachoma, hear the stories of some of the people involved.

July 2021
An eye health worker wearing a mask shines a light into a woman's eyes to check for signs of trachoma. Another eye health worker stands nearby.

June 2021 update: highlights from around the world

A round-up of our work that your donations are helping to support, including news from India, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Malawi.

June 2021
Students of the Bridge Academy in Kenya stand outside.

Building a career in IT with the Bridge Academy

In Kenya, a Sightsavers initative is helping young people with disabilities launch their careers. Here, some of the students share their stories.

June 2021
The view from the deck of a boat, with a sunset and land in the distance.

“Trachoma: go! We don’t want you!”

A video diary recorded by Sightsavers programme officer Iliezer Gomes Bidjonque gives a unique look at how we're tackling trachoma on the remote Bijagos Islands in Guinea-Bissau.

June 2021
A girl smiles as she has her eyes tested.

May update: highlights from around the world

In Pakistan, teachers have given insights into their experiences of vision screening in schools. Plus updates from Senegal, Mozambique and Nigeria.

May 2021
A young girl raising her hand in a classroom.

How inclusive education is transforming lives

In Mali, a Sightsavers project is ensuring children with disabilities are able to learn alongside their peers. Students, teachers and parents describe how the project has made a difference.

May 2021

“Taking photos helps people to understand our problems”

People in Nigeria with diseases affecting the skin have shared their photos as part of a research project into how these conditions can be better managed.

May 2021
Three women at a desk, one is writing on paper.

Innovations for disability inclusion

Discover how Sightsavers’ innovations are improving the lives of people with disabilities through the Inclusive Futures programme.

April 2021
A man stands outside with a group of schoolchildren.

The Gambia’s milestone journey to trachoma elimination

As The Gambia becomes the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate the disease, four people tell their stories about reaching this life-changing goal.

April 2021
School children in Cameroon line up to wash their hands from a large bucket.

March 2021 updates: highlights from around the world

A campaign to protect school children from worm infections has been launched in Cameroon. Plus news from Burkina Faso, India and more.

March 2021
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