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During a press interview in Senegal, a man faces a video camera while speaking into a microphone. Three fellow event attendees are standing behind him.

Senegal launches action plan to collect high-quality inclusive data

The initiative outlines the steps needed to ensure that people with disabilities are represented in official data, which will inform the government’s planning and monitoring.

December 2022
A large group of school students in Malawi. They're wearing bright blue uniforms and are gathered outside, smiling and cheering.
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In 2022, thanks to you…

It’s been another amazing year where we’ve been able to protect sight, fight disease and empower people with disabilities. Here, we share our highlights, all made possible by you.

December 2022
A young boy drinks water after receiving preventative medication for lymphatic filariasis in Guinea-Bissau.

Sightsavers awarded grant to fight neglected tropical diseases in Guinea-Bissau

The Astellas Global Health Foundation is giving US$536,700 to help combat river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and intestinal worms.

December 2022
A woman sits talking on a mobile phone.

Sightsavers wins Zero Project award for work on political participation

The prize was awarded for our inclusion project which promotes the rights of people with disabilities to participate in civic and political life in Cameroon and Senegal.

December 2022
Maichata, who has a visual impairment, wears glasses and a surgical mask while sitting at her school desk.

Sightsavers partners with Cantel to protect sight and improve education

Staff at the IT services company will be raising money for Sightsavers’ eye health and disability rights work.

November 2022
A group of girls and boys hold up medals after taking part in a football match.

Spectrum Markets helps children in Nigeria get sporty for World Children’s Day

Students in Nigeria celebrated by taking part in a football match using sports equipment donated by one of Sightsavers’ corporate partners.

November 2022
Nanny Powers

Sightsavers launches campaign to ratify African disability rights treaty

The African Disability Protocol (ADP) addresses disability rights issues specific to people with disabilities living in African countries.

October 2022
Simon Bush.

Sightsavers director rewarded for his work on neglected tropical diseases

Sightsavers’ Simon Bush has received a lifetime achievement award for his work on river blindness, and has been named president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

October 2022
Arthur from Liberia wearing his new glasses.

Sightsavers partners with Dime Optics to protect sight worldwide

Every time someone buys a pair of glasses from Dime Optics, their purchase will help support Sightsavers’ eye health work.

October 2022
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
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