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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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Equal World campaign letter on inclusive education gathers 21,526 signatures

Thousands of our campaign supporters worldwide have signed the letter, calling on the leaders of the G7 to meet inclusive education commitments.

June 2021
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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
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Thousands of people in Africa get sight-saving surgery

In three years, Sightsavers’ Accelerate programme has supported governments in 12 countries to provide eye surgery to 37,000 people.

June 2021
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G7 education declaration: Sightsavers calls for girls with disabilities to be prioritised

Sightsavers has called for commitments to be met to ensure girls with disabilities are able to receive an education.

May 2021
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Kate Moss to support Sightsavers with ‘eye print’ merchandise

A percentage of proceeds from the Eyescapes series, featuring an image of the supermodel's iris, will be donated to Sightsavers.

May 2021
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Trachoma is eliminated in The Gambia

The Gambia has become the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate the potentially blinding disease, as confirmed by the World Health Organization.

April 2021
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Sightsavers’ neglected tropical disease work wins media awards

Sightsavers received the Mass Media Award and the Photo Award from the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD).

April 2021
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Spectrum Markets gives the gift of sight in Nigeria

The investment marketplace has teamed up with Sightsavers to support a childhood blindness project in Kaduna, Sokoto and Zamfara states in Nigeria.

April 2021

Musical mobile game raises funds to save sight

Fledgling games publisher HAVE has created a game called Piano Music Tiles Brain Trainer, with proceeds donated to Sightsavers.

March 2021
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