Sightsavers has been awarded $16.9 million to continue and expand its deworming work, after a funding recommendation from US charity evaluator GiveWell.
The new centres in India aim to increase access to quality eye health services through an integrated and strengthened approach to urban health.
Staff from the IT services company will be cycling from Liverpool to Leeds to raise money to support our work to protect sight and fight for disability rights.
Sightsavers has partnered with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to help make the hospitality sector accessible to everyone, with a particular focus on Africa and Asia.
Eye care company MTHK has partnered with Sightsavers ahead of World Health Day to help improve access to eye health services in Africa and Asia.
The UK government’s new international women and girls strategy is a positive step. But because 18 per cent of women have a disability, it is essential that disability inclusion is prioritised.
A Sightsavers-supported film about disability rights will feature in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival at the Barbican in London on 16-26 March.
Gertrude, who is Sightsavers’ global advocacy manager for social inclusion, becomes the first African woman to lead the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Sightsavers is sad to learn of the death of disability rights activist Judith Heumann, who was often referred to as the ‘mother of the disability rights movement’.
Noor, a short film about the impact of childhood visual impairment, has been selected for the ‘Best health film’ category at the Cannes World Film Festival.