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Actress Sunetra Sarker lends her voice to Sightsavers film

The new film, which introduces the organisation and its mission, features footage from Sightsavers’ programmes around the world and quotes from key staff.

November 2018
Dorcas, receives her treatment.

Vote for Sightsavers in the 2019 Charity Film Awards

Two of Sightsavers’ films have been nominated for the awards, which celebrate and reward the best fundraising films. 

November 2018
Blue Peter's Sight Savers appeal.

60 years of Blue Peter: the show that gave Sightsavers its name

As Blue Peter celebrates its 60th birthday, we look back to the programme’s Sight Saver appeal in 1986, which raised money for our mobile eye units in Africa.

October 2018
A group of women wait for their turn to be screened at a trachoma outreach camp in the Pwani region of eastern Tanzania.

Sightsavers teams up with Nordic eyewear group D & Company

The optical group will give customers the chance to make a donation to Sightsavers to raise money and awareness for eye care projects worldwide.

October 2018
Charlotte Kelly from Soul II Soul sings on stage.

Leading musicians to hold concert in London for World Sight Day

Artists including Charlotte Kelly from Soul II Soul will perform at the charity concert on 11 October, with proceeds going to Sightsavers.

September 2018
Sightsavers staff and guests stand on stage and wave at the camera.

Super School of Five trachoma programme expands to Nigeria

The project, which uses superhero characters to educate children about the spread of trachoma, will be introduced as part of efforts to fight the disease.

September 2018
A man examines black fly larvae found near the the Agogo river in northern Uganda.

14 areas in Uganda now free from river blindness

Nearly four million people are now free from the threat of the disease, the Uganda National Onchocerciasis Elimination Committee has announced.

August 2018
A representative from the World Health Organization presented a certificate to Ghanaian Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman-Manu.

Celebrations held in Ghana to mark trachoma elimination

Government leaders, health workers, volunteers and international aid workers have gathered in Ghana’s capital, Accra, to mark the achievement.

August 2018
A trichiasis patient lies on a table outside his home, while a surgeon operates on his eyes.

Image of Sightsavers’ work in Ghana wins photo competition

A picture taken by photographer Peter Nicholls has been awarded first prize by the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI).

August 2018
Penny Mordaunt gives a sign language speech onstage as a roomful of people look on.

Sightsavers welcomes disability summit commitments

At the summit, there were more than 300 signatories to the UK government's Charter for Change, and more than 170 other specific commitments made.

July 2018
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