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A girl smiles as she has her eyes tested.

May 2021 update

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 children’s 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
A patient is interviewed by a member of Sightsavers staff as part of a project.

The fight against "the silent thief of sight"

As part of the Keep Sight project in Nigeria, eye surgeons are learning new ways to treat patients with glaucoma.

March 2021
Jeniffer Atieno Opito tends to her crops.

February 2021 updates: highlights from around the world

An inclusive work programme in Kenya has helped farmers with disabilities launch a lucrative business. Plus news from Pakistan, Mozambique, Malawi and more.

February 2021
A group of children stand near an eye chart,.

A bright future: saving sight in Tanzania

Across Tanzania, six newly qualified ophthalmic assistants are putting their skills to work supporting remote eye screening camps and testing sight in local hospitals.

February 2021
African Renaissance Monument is lit up in honour of World NTD Day.

World NTD Day 2021: highlights from around the world

On 30 January 2021, Sightsavers joined global celebrations to mark the fight against neglected tropical diseases.

February 2021
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