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Shamima communicates with her sister. Her sister uses hand movements to get her point across. Both women are sitting down outside and wear bold, pink clothing.

Sightsavers research highlights inequalities behind access to eye care

Governments and healthcare organisations must look at income and gender as well as disability if they are to effectively support people with visual impairments.

June 2020
A man being counselled by a health worker.

Water, sanitation and hygiene strategies important for tackling COVID-19

Public information around water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) have a key role to play in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by the Ascend West and Central Africa programme.

June 2020
Four-year-old Arman sits on his mother's lap while they read a book.
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Online hub launched to support charities’ safeguarding

The new digital platform, supported by Sightsavers, contains safeguarding resources and advice for aid sector organisations.

June 2020
Lady looking at degrading image in art gallery
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BLINK exhibition wins global design award

The interactive photo exhibition that provided an artistic representation of sight loss from blinding trachoma has been given an award.

May 2020
A woman stands next to a man sitting in a chair. Both wear face masks.

Sightsavers launches COVID-19 disability rights petition

The Equal World COVID-19 petition was launched in response to reports from around the world of the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on people with disabilities.

May 2020
Woman pushing child in wheelchair

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
The Pope holds hands and greets another man.

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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