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In Cameroon, a schoolboy in a classroom has a drink of water after taking deworming medication.

“I don’t have a tummy ache any more!”

Hear first-hand how Sightsavers is working with GiveWell to control intestinal worms and schistosomiasis, two devastating diseases that affect thousands of children in Cameroon.

November 2021
A person writes on a paper spreadsheet. Only their hand is visible.

“A thing of joy”: celebrating seven years of the COUNTDOWN programme

This major research programme, which ended in 2021, has supported people with neglected tropical diseases to speak out about their illnesses and how they would like to be treated.

November 2021
A collage of images featuring men, women and children wearing glasses.

World Sight Day 2021: highlights from around the world

On 14 October 2021, Sightsavers staff, partner organisations and supporters celebrated World Sight Day to raise awareness about the importance of access to good eye care.

October 2021
Four patients wait while socially distancing for their trauchoma surgery while wearing PPE and face masks.

Eye care and COVID-19: what we’ve learned during the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, our priority has been to restart our work quickly and safely. Sightsavers staff reveal our how eye care programmes have evolved in the past 18 months.

October 2021
Safia has her eyes examined by a health worker to check for signs of trachoma.

Seeing clearly: five sight-saving stories in Benin

The Accelerate programme, supported by Sightsavers, aims to stop people going blind from trachoma. In Benin, five patients reveal how the programme has changed their lives.

September 2021
A group of young children playing on a climbing frame outside a school

Education, not discrimination: Malawi’s inclusive pre-schools

An inclusive education project in Malawi is challenging stigma and changing lives by enabling young children with disabilities to attend pre-school alongside their peers.

September 2021
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
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