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Vainesi smiles and claps outside her home in Malawi.

Trachoma is eliminated in Malawi

Malawi has become the first country in southern Africa to eliminate the infectious eye disease trachoma, as confirmed by the World Health Organization.

September 2022
The Queen smiles as she greets staff.
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Sightsavers pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

We are so very grateful and privileged to have had the Queen’s patronage, and we offer our condolences to the British royal family and all the people closest to her.

September 2022
Ophthalmic nurse Suraju helps a young girl wash her hands using water from a teapot.

Sightsavers and RSTMH host learning event on major tropical disease programme

Sightsavers and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene are hosting an event with experts from the Ascend West and Central Africa programme to share key learnings.

September 2022
A group of young children playing on a climbing frame outside a school

#DoYourHomework campaign aims to transform inclusive education

The global campaign calls on leaders attending the UN’s Transforming Education Summit to take urgent action on inclusive education.

September 2022
Richard Porter.

Dick Porter: former Sightsavers CEO was “a friend and mentor to so many”

During his 11 years at Sightsavers, Dick transformed the organisation and mentored many people who went on to leadership positions across the sector.

August 2022
Sightsavers CEO Caroline Harper smiles alongside two colleagues. She's holding a pen. In the background are some brightly lit skyscrapers.

Sightsavers pledges at least US$25 million to help beat neglected tropical diseases

The funding, which will be spent between now and 2025, will help to protect millions of people from the harmful effects of NTDs.

June 2022
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking into a microphone.

Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame re-elected to UN disability committee

Gertrude, who was nominated by the government of Ghana, was elected alongside five other women and will serve on the committee until 2026.

June 2022
Kausar, who has a surgical tape covering her right eye, smiles at the camera. She has recently received surgery for cataracts.

Who is Hussain fundraises for Sightsavers at half-marathon

The charitable foundation is raising £35,000 for Sightsavers’ work in Pakistan through its Sprint for Sight campaign.

May 2022
A girl wearing a cloth face mask adjusts her glasses to read a vision chart.

WHO guide aims to help countries tackle global eye care crisis

The guide provides a framework and technical tools to help countries prioritise eye health issues and deliver high-quality, inclusive eye care services.

May 2022
Dr Caroline Harper hands a cheque to Yannis Vardakastanis, president of IDA.

Sightsavers and International Disability Alliance join in $1 million partnership

The unrestricted grant will help to advance disability rights worldwide, enabling the IDA to increase its advocacy work, provide technical assistance and support people with disabilities.

April 2022
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