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Disability advocate Anuradha Pareek

Sightsavers campaigner Anuradha speaks at development conference

At the conference in Bangkok, Anuradha will speak about the challenges faced by people with disabilities living in India.

March 2017
A boy holding one pound coins

Five ways £1 can help to save someone’s sight

The new 12-sided £1 coin is being rolled out today, and from October the old £1 coin will no longer be legal tender. So why not donate your old coins?

March 2017
Priti Patel

Sightsavers welcomes DFID’s commitment to eliminating disease

Sightsavers has welcomed a speech made by International Development Secretary Priti Patel, which set out her priorities for UK development.

March 2017
Three men in a surgery room in the Caribbean region

Sightsavers hails success of Caribbean programme

Sightsavers is celebrating the completion of a programme in the Caribbean which has led to successful treatments and improvements in eye health systems.

March 2017
Sightsavers Senior Project Manager Bright Chiwaula with a patient following her trachoma operation.

BBC highlights Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust’s work to eliminate trachoma

The BBC’s live broadcast of the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey included a film about the Trust’s work in Malawi.

March 2017
A group of children

Sightsavers featured in Financial Times

Leading international newspaper the Financial Times has included Sightsavers’ work in an article about what is known as ‘effective altruism’.

March 2017
A woman smiling outside her home

Help Sightsavers celebrate International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, Sightsavers is calling on its supporters to #BeBoldForChange for people with blindness and disability.

March 2017
Actor and director, Kabir Bedi, becoming becoming a celebrity ambassador for Sightsavers India.

Film star Kabir Bedi becomes an ambassador for Sightsavers India

Indian actor and director Kabir Bedi, known for his role as Gobinda in James Bond film ‘Octopussy’, has become a celebrity ambassador for Sightsavers India.

February 2017
Collecting the award

Sightsavers wins innovation award for disability project in Uganda

The Connecting the Dots project, which supports young people with disabilities in Uganda to find jobs, won the Zero Project award for its impact, innovation and scalability.

February 2017
A patient being examined for trachoma

Global Trachoma Mapping Project inspires tropical data initiative

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project has come to an end after seeing hundreds of surveyors collect and transmit data from 2.6 million people in 29 countries.

February 2017
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