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Sightsavers calls on global health leaders to stop discrimination amid COVID-19

Global health leaders have been urged to make sure people with disabilities are not discriminated against during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are able to access the healthcare they need.

May 2020
Community health volunteers stand outside in Nachuru, Turkana, Kenya.

Sightsavers film chosen to represent UK at global health film festival

A short film about trachoma trackers in Kenya beat more than 1,200 submissions to reach the top 15 for its category in a prestigious, international contest.

May 2020
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Tribute to Sightsavers vice-president and former trustee Dr Pararajasegaram

Sightsavers is saddened to hear of the death of Dr Ramachandra Pararajasegaram, vice-president and former long term trustee of the organisation.

May 2020
A group trachoma screening for children in Zimbabwe.

New report shows how NTD programme could help fight COVID-19 in Africa

A new report suggests that Sightsavers’ leading neglected tropical disease (NTD) programmes could play an important role in mitigating the impact of COVID-19.

April 2020
Shikuku Obosi sits, smiling at the camera.

"We need to change the language around COVID-19."

Sightsavers’ disability inclusion adviser, Shikuku Obosi, urges journalists and government officials to use disability-friendly language when discussing COVID-19 in a new comment piece published in the media.

April 2020
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COVID-19: a note from Global CEO Caroline Harper

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Sightsavers would like to reassure supporters that we are monitoring the situation closely, and doing what we can to protect our staff and the communities in all the countries where we work.

April 2020
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Four tips to keep your eyes healthy at home

At Sightsavers we’ve compiled some useful and simple tips to help you to protect your eyesight at home and help make this period as comfortable as possible.

April 2020
Givemore Mafukidze, wearing a Sightsavers tshirt, stands with Dr Agatha Aboe.

Sightsavers are runners up for two global development awards

A pioneer in disease elimination and a groundbreaking project to make workplaces more inclusive have been recognised by the prestigious Bond awards.

March 2020
A community worker from Sightsavers' NTDs campaign.

Interviews shine a spotlight on how a blinding disease is being eliminated

Sightsavers experts have highlighted progress being made on river blindness in two media interviews.

March 2020
An eye health worker stood infront of a Keep Sight banner holds an eye examining instrument to her eye.

Sightsavers celebrates 'Keep Sight' this World Glaucoma Week

This World Glaucoma Week Sightsavers is celebrating the launch of an ambitious partnership which tackles one of the world’s leading causes of blindness.

March 2020
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