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From the field

Mohammad Islam Ansari, a young truck driver in New Delhi.

What we’ve achieved: global highlights from November

A round-up of our work across the world, including news from India, Uganda and Cameroon.

November 2017
A truck stacked high with bags of rice travels down the road in Bihar, India.

How Sightsavers is changing lives in India

Sightsavers’ Ed Hennessy travelled to Bihar in north-east India with staff from corporate partner Nikon to see how cataracts are treated in some of the poorest and most remote parts of the country.

October 2017
Fynn meets programme staff during his trip.

Good eye health services are vital, whether you live in Cardiff or Kenya

In summer 2017, 16-year-old Fynn Helyar travelled to Samburu County in Kenya to see eye examinations, diagnoses and surgery. Here is his story.

October 2017
Shahid wearing his new glasses, and a huge grin.

Sightsavers in India: meeting Shahid

Sightsavers’ Nathan Hill travelled to India to meet schoolboy Shahid as he received his first pair of glasses – an experience he says he'll never forget.

September 2017
Sightsavers employee Sarah sitting on a boat with 12 other people.

Restoring sight on a remote island

Sightsavers’ Sarah Filbey visits a training session for primary school teachers in Zanzibar, as they learn how to support students with visual impairments.

September 2017
A woman has her eyes examined at the screening camp in Bhopal, set up for survivors of the gas disaster.

Eye screening for survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy

Sightsavers organised screening camps for those affected by the Bhopal disaster in 1984, when a gas leak killed 3,800 people.

July 2017
Asha Ahmed takes her medication as part of the mass drug administration project in Darfur, Sudan.

Bringing hope to Darfur: how mass drug administration is tackling trachoma

As a young man, my memories of Darfur are of it being one of the most beautiful areas of Sudan. Yet the situation changed quite quickly – almost overnight.

May 2017
Sightsavers Board of Trustees chairman Martin Dinham watches a cataract operation in Mozambique.

Seeing Sightsavers’ life-changing work in Mozambique

Martin Dinham, chairman of Sightsavers’ Board of Trustees, had the chance to see our work first-hand, including the moment a man’s sight was restored.

March 2017
A women is walking up to the entrance of a building. Men stand around outside.

Back from the brink: how Sierra Leone is recovering from Ebola

Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper visited Sierra Leone to see how health workers have coped since the Ebola virus. 

October 2016
A coach training a young woman in an empty stadium.

From the Paralympics to porridge rations: Malawi’s food crisis

Malawi has been celebrating a historic first in its sporting history, while experiencing hardship and hunger from extreme food shortages.

September 2016
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