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Four pairs of sunglasses from the Togetherband range, in black, dark green, tortoiseshell and cream.

#TOGETHERBAND initiative supports Sightsavers with new sustainable sunglasses range

The initiative, which promotes the UN’s Global Goals, will donate £1 from every purchase to fund Sightsavers' work on river blindness.

July 2021
A long line of children queue to see an eye health worker.

Statement: Sightsavers’ response to UK aid reduction decision

Sightsavers' director of policy and programme strategy, Dom Haslam, responds to the "devastating" outcome of the vote to keep the budget for international development at 0.5% of national income.

July 2021
A man has his eyes checked for signs of trachoma.

World’s largest trachoma surveys reach 50th country

Sierra Leone has become the 50th country to be surveyed for trachoma as part of the initiative, with one person being examined for trachoma every 26 seconds since the surveys began in 2012.

July 2021
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking into a microphone.

Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame receives women’s empowerment award

Getrude has been recognised at the World Blindness Summit 2021 for her work in social inclusion and disability rights.

July 2021
A pair of Waldo spectacles.

Eye care group WALDO teams up with Sightsavers

The company is funding vital treatment for people in need as part of its Buy One, Give Vision programme.

June 2021
School children in a queue have their information taken by a man

UK government cuts funding for neglected tropical diseases

The £4 billion cut includes ending funding for the FCDO's flagship neglected tropical disease programmes, including the Sightsavers-led Ascend West and Central Africa programme.

June 2021
An illustration showing a group of people of different ethnicities, standing together. The people are pictured wearing brightly coloured clothes. One of the people in the group is a wheelchair user.

Sightsavers study highlights gaps in research into disability discrimination

The study looked at interventions that have been used to tackle stigma, and highlighted gaps in the evidence base. Researchers are now calling for more effort to be put into filling these gaps.

June 2021
A busy conference chamber at the United Nations.

Sightsavers calls for equity and inclusion in statement to UN disability conference

Sightsavers' video statement was delivered as part of the annual disability conference in New York. It called for disability rights to be upheld in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2021
Two surgeons dressed in scrubs prepare to carry out a cataract operation on a patient.

Life-changing cataract operations continue in Cameroon despite pandemic

More than 6,300 people have had cataract operations in the past three years at Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, with safety protocols enabling work to continue during the pandemic.

June 2021
A group of children smiling

UK government pledges £430m funding for education

The funding will go towards education for children in the world’s poorest countries, with a focus on girls’ education. Yet much more is needed to address the global learning crisis that has affected children worldwide.

June 2021
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