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An eye health worker talking to a group of women about eye care

Sightsavers and partners help to halve blindness cases in remote Indian Sundarbans

Before the Sightsavers eye health programme in the Sundarbans started, one in every 40 people over the age of 50 in the region was blind. Today, that number has dropped to one in 80.

October 2019
Mercia Cumaio.

Sightsavers Mozambique’s Mercia Cumaio named Eye Health Hero

The accolades, awarded by the IAPB, recognise eight young and upcoming leaders who are making a difference in eye health.

October 2019
A health worker examines a woman's eyes

New figures show more than a billion people have avoidable vision impairment

The statistics feature in the World Health Organization's first World Report on Vision, published ahead of World Sight Day.

October 2019
Two models wearing DIFF glasses, from the DIFF advertising campaign.

Sightsavers teams up with DIFF Eyewear to protect sight

A percentage from every pair of DIFF glasses sold will be donated to Sightsavers to fund its work to save sight around the world.

October 2019
A woman with a bandaged eye and a girl smiling

Sightsavers launches eye health programme in Tanzania

Sightsavers is launching a three-year programme to provide quality eye care to rural populations in the Morogoro and Singida regions.

October 2019

Civil society survey finds mixed results on SDGs progress

A survey of civil society organisations, co-edited by Sightsavers, is being published this week during the Sustainable Development Goals summit at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

September 2019
Six children's dolls lined up in a field

Inclusive dolls will help raise money for Sightsavers

A range of disability-inclusive dolls has been launched to teach children about disability, with 10 per cent of the sales from each doll donated to Sightsavers and other charities.

September 2019
A close up photograph of someone's hand running over a sheet of braille.

Tanzania joins the push to make accessible books more widely available

It has become the latest country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty, which allows exceptions to standard copyright laws so books can be reproduced in braille and other accessible formats.

September 2019
A still from Sightsavers' film with ITN, showing presenter Natasha Kaplinsky alongside the Sightsavers logo.

Sightsavers’ work to fight disease features in new video

The video, introduced by newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, includes a segment on Sightsavers' work to tackle schistosomiasis in Guinea-Bissau.

September 2019
Muhammed, who has lymphatic filariasis, with health worker Suraji in Nigeria.

New health programme will protect 200 million people from disease

The Ascend programme, which Sightsavers is leading, aims to tackle six of the world’s worst diseases in 25 countries.

September 2019
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