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Three women posing together with smiles.

How Sightsavers celebrated World Sight Day

To mark World Sight Day 2019 on 10 October, Sightsavers country offices celebrated by highlighting the need to provide good-quality eye care to everyone.

October 2019
Two women and five small children stand outside their home.

“That lady who was going blind? Look at her now!”

In northern Kenya, Sightsavers’ Sarah Filbey visits an eye camp that treats both trachoma and cataracts, ensuring everyone gets the life-changing help they need.

October 2019
A group of women walk underneath a Sightsavers sign which reads: Screening camp.

Halving blindness in the remote Sundarbans

In this rural mangrove region of eastern India, one in 50 people used to be blind. But a Sightsavers project has transformed eye health in the area, changing thousands of lives.

October 2019
A women stands outside her home.

Eye care for everyone in India

Sightsavers India is partnering with hospitals, tapping into existing eye care systems and creating new ones to provide affordable eye care for people living in some of the poorest areas of the country.

October 2019
A truck driver sits in his truck.

Roadside eye care: helping Indian truckers stay safe behind the wheel

Sightsavers' Kate McCoy spent three days at a noisy roadside truck stop to see how Sightsavers is helping truck drivers to get the vital eye treatment they need.

October 2019
Trachoma patient Mariam outside her home in Benin.

“I want to be able to dance again”

Sightsavers’ Katya Mira witnessed the first round of eye operations in Benin to treat blinding trachoma, and saw three women’s lives transformed.

October 2019
Sarita Choure at the judo championships.

September updates: highlights from around the world

News from India, featuring a Sightsavers-supported judoka who won a bronze medal at a Commonwealth competition. Plus the latest from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Zambia.

September 2019
Lovemore on a swing smiling after his operation

A childhood restored and a future secured

In eastern Zambia, Sightsavers’ Corinna May met nine-year-old Lovemore and saw his amazing transformation following sight-saving cataract surgery.

September 2019
Teachers in Pakistan attend training to learn how to check their students' eyes.

August updates: highlights from around the world

A round-up of the latest work that your donations help to support, including news from Nigeria, Mozambique, Pakistan and India.

August 2019
Children washing themselves in a stream.

How our research is finding new ways to fight river blindness

For more than 20 years, medication has been distributed in Cameroon to stop the spread of river blindness. Yet people are still testing positive for the disease. We wanted to know why.

August 2019
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