Sightsavers' 2019 Christmas card, with a grumpy,looking cat in a festive hat, and the words 'It's the most wonderful time of the year'.

Sightsavers teams up with Paperchase to launch fundraising Christmas card

This year’s card features a grumpy-looking cat in a festive hat, and 50p from each pack sold will go to Sightsavers.

December 2019
Trachoma surgeon checks the eyes of a patient for signs of trachoma outside her home in Benin.

Accelerate: what’s been achieved in 2019

The Accelerate programme, which aims to eliminate trachoma in nine African countries by 2023, has made great progress in its first 12 months.

December 2019
A man and two women stand together, holding a petition sign.

Sightsavers hands disability petition with 50,000 signatures to UN

The global petition was received by Ana Maria Menéndez, who is Under-Secretary-General and the UN Secretary-General's senior adviser on policy.

December 2019
A hand with an equals sign inside a circle drawn on it.

Disability campaigners put their hands up for an equal world

As part of Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign, supporters are sharing photos of their hands on social media to call on the UN to uphold the rights of people with disabilities.

December 2019

Sightsavers rated a top charity by GiveWell for the fourth time

The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers’ deworming work in Africa for its cost-effectiveness and transparency.

November 2019
Caroline Harper, CEO of Sightsavers, holding a dose pole.

Dr Caroline Harper wins the first Hemingway Award

Sightsavers’ CEO was recognised for her work to help eliminate trachoma by transforming the way funding is secured.

November 2019
A woman has her eyes checked by an eye health worker in an outdoor screening camp in India.

Sightsavers named most cost-effective health charity

Charity evaluator ImpactMatters awarded Sightsavers a five-star rating for cost-effectiveness – the highest score available.

November 2019

Sightsavers’ 2019 election manifesto: What we want from the next government

We’re calling on the next UK government to tackle inequality, make aid inclusive, keep working to eliminate neglected tropical diseases and support affordable, accessible healthcare.

November 2019
Eye surgeon Samson Lokele inspects a patient before her eye surgery.

Sightsavers’ pioneering work is showcased in new Science Museum exhibition

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the world’s largest medical gallery and will be on display for at least 30 years.

November 2019
A male Tropical Data trainer shows female trainee how to identify what trachoma follicles would look like by using small, circular, red stickers with five white dots on their thumbs.

Huge increase in Tropical Data surveys means more people are checked for trachoma

More than 700 surveys to track levels of blinding trachoma have been completed globally in the past year as part of the Tropical Data initiative.

October 2019