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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
A group of surgeons wearing PPE perform eye surgery.

January 2021 updates: highlights from around the world

In Côte d’Ivoire, eye health staff have been working to ensure eye surgery is COVID-safe. Plus news from Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Ghana and more

January 2021
A woman shows two men how correctly cover their mouths when the cough.

Communities in Nigeria drive the fight against COVID-19

The most effective way to tackle health issues is to put affected communities in the driving seat – COVID-19 is no different.

January 2021
Children sit closely together outside.

Voices from Sierra Leone: The experiences of girls with disabilities at school

In Sierra Leone, children with disabilities are often considered not worth educating. We've worked with schools to make sure these children are not left behind.

December 2020
Two girls with visual impairments in a school.

How Sightsavers has helped to adapt braille into Mali’s local language

As part of Sightsavers' inclusive education project, which supports children with visual impairments across Mali, we’ve worked with linguistic expert Dr Issiaka Ballo to translate braille into the local language for the first time.

December 2020
A man wearing a face mask, shield and optical loupes operates on the eye of a dummy

Keeping patients safe during a global pandemic

How research is helping trachoma specialists choose the best face shields to stop the spread of COVID-19.

December 2020
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