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From the field

Felix in a white coat sitting behind some ophthalmology equipment.

September highlights: updates from around the world

News from Zambia, where Sightsavers helped Felix to gain his ophthalmology diploma. Plus news from Guinea, Togo and more.

September 2018
Mahmoud pushes Naheed in her wheelchair outside their home.

Eye care for those who need it most

In Pakistan, Ulrica Hansson learns how Sightsavers’ Right to Health programme is transforming local health care so people with disabilities are no longer excluded.

September 2018
A woman in Tanzania splashes water on her face from a metal bucket.

How water is vital to fight trachoma

Sightsavers’ NTD Programme Officer Cade Howard shares tips from the field about how water can help to eliminate this painful, blinding disease.

August 2018
Hula wears her new glasses and reads from a sheet of paper.

August highlights: updates from around the world

The latest from Kenya, where Sightsavers staff have been carrying out eye screenings in a refugee camp in Turkana. Plus news from India and Nigeria.

August 2018
Two women have their eyes examined while walking in the field with their crops.

The final days of trachoma in Ghana

Sightsavers’ Kate McCoy followed a team of eye care workers as they raced through cities and villages to find any remaining patients: they needed to treat them all to eliminate the disease for good.

August 2018
A remote area in Benin featuring a long wooden bridge.

July highlights: updates from around the world

An update from Benin, where eye care staff have been travelling 3km on foot to treat ‘the disease at the end of the road’. Plus news from Nigeria, Pakistan and more.

July 2018
A group of boys from Yendhi district in Ghana smile for the camera.

“Eliminating trachoma will make this world a better place”

David Agyemang, Sightsavers’ programme manager in Ghana, describes the optimism and celebration as the disease is banished from the country.

July 2018
Anwar, who has a prosthetic leg, running alongside other people with disabilities.

June highlights: updates from around the world

A round-up of the latest work that your donations help to support. Featuring news from India, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda and Nigeria.

June 2018
Students from Gbendembu School in Sierra Leone.

“We’ve learned to treat all children equally”

Sightsavers' Kate McCoy travelled to northern Sierra Leone to visit a school where teachers are being specially trained to support children with disabilities.

June 2018
Student Ariane smiles at her desk while wearing her new glasses.

May highlights: updates from around the world

News from Mali, where a new initiative is helping children with visual impairments to go to school. Plus updates from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Cameroon.

May 2018
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