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What we achieved in 2023

Sightsavers did incredible things during the year, but we couldn’t have done it without your help. Learn about our achievements, all made possible by you.

December 2023
Eye care staff perform trachoma surveys on children in Cote D'Ivoire.

Sightsavers and RSTMH host learning event on large-scale trachoma programmes

The online event will share key findings on eliminating trachoma from a new collection of research papers published in the International Health journal.

December 2023
A child in Kenya has his eyes checked by an eye health worker wearing gloves and a mask. They're outside in a village with dusty red sand on the ground.

Sightsavers pledges US$60 million to help beat neglected tropical diseases

The funding will be used for programmes that protect people from the harmful effects of trachoma, river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and intestinal worms.

December 2023
A boy wearing a bright blue shirt washes his face using water from a tap.

Sightsavers research project aims to map the impact of climate change on NTDs

Sightsavers and the Walker Institute will work with Malawi’s government to explore how climate affects diseases.

November 2023
Two staff members enter ask a man questions during a survey about river blindness.

Sightsavers launches new action plan on inclusive data

The updated plan reaffirms Sightsavers' commitment to enhancing inclusive data and collaboration in the international development sector.

November 2023
A close-up of a man's hand holding a white cane.

Sightsavers welcomes UK white paper on international development

We applaud the clear focus on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty, as well as the specific section on people with disabilities.

November 2023
A large party with lots of people dancing, wearing colourful yellow clothes.

Sightsavers Nigeria marks 70-year anniversary

Representatives from Sightsavers, the national and state governments and the global health community joined an event on 20 November in Abuja to celebrate Sightsavers’ achievements in the country.

November 2023
Sightsavers Nigeria country director, Dr Sunday Isiyaku.

Sightsavers presents evidence at UK aid inquiry

Dr Sunday Isiyaku, Sightsavers’ country director for Nigeria, shared his experience of working on UK aid funded programmes and the impact of the recent aid cuts on disability-inclusive programmes.

October 2023
A young girl wearing a colourful eye patch smiles and holds her thumb up to the camera.

Sightsavers partners with children's eyewear brand Speckles

Speckles will be supporting Sightsavers’ eye health projects through annual donations, starting with the School Health Integrated Programming project in Liberia.

October 2023
John Chiti smiles while wearing sunglasses.

Sightsavers campaign ambassador inspires Netflix film about albinism

The film ‘Can You See Us?’ is based on the life of John Chiti, who is a Zambian albinism rights campaigner and Sightsavers’ ambassador for the African Disability Protocol campaign.

September 2023