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A doctor examine a man outside in rural Zambia.

‘Keep Sight’ project will train eye care staff to treat glaucoma in Nigeria

The initiative, run by Sightsavers, Allergan and the IAPB, initially aims to train 50 eye care workers, with the goal of screening 5,000 people and treating 500 patients.

May 2019
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Sightsavers scoops a second film award

A film highlighting Sightsavers’ work has won an accolade in the Brand Film Festival Awards, and is the second film award in one week for the organisation.

May 2019
A child in Cote d'Ivoire has their eyes checked for signs of trachoma.
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April 2019 updates: highlights from around the world

A round-up of the latest work that your donations help to support, including news from Pakistan, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire.

April 2019
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Sightsavers wins bronze award at charity film gala

Sightsavers’ film about work to treat neglected tropical diseases was honoured at the 2019 Charity Film Awards, which celebrate the best fundraising films.

April 2019
Zuhara from Tanzania stands outside her primary school

Sightsavers receives $1 million donation to fund essential eye health work

The donation, from charitable fund Arcadia, will enable Sightsavers to continue its work to fight avoidable blindness in some of the world’s poorest countries.

April 2019
A woman has a big smile after receiving trachoma surgery

Trachoma elimination moves closer, a year after groundbreaking TED talk

In the year since Sightsavers' CEO gave a TED Talk about plans to eliminate trachoma, the continued fight to eliminate the disease moves closer.

April 2019
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March 2019 updates: highlights from around the world

News about Sightsavers' fundraising gala in Dubai, plus updates from Sierra Leone, Zambia and Mozambique.

March 2019
People sitting watching a speaker who is a wheelchair user, with a sign language translator standing next to her.

Sightsavers launches global #EqualUN campaign

Sightsavers has launched a global campaign calling on the United Nations to ensure that the work of all its agencies is fully inclusive of people with disabilities.

March 2019
A still from Sightsavers' video, showing a smiling man, woman and child.

Sightsavers reaches the finals of 2019 Charity Film Awards

Our film, entitled ‘One billion treatments for neglected tropical diseases’, was chosen from a list of hundreds of submissions.

March 2019
A volunteer in Cote d'Ivoire learns how to spot trachoma by examining a child's eyes.
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February 2019 updates: highlights from around the world

An update from Sightsavers’ India office, which has won several high-profile awards for its NGO work. Plus news from Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal.

February 2019