In 2002 there were was about 1.5 billion people worldwide at risk of the eye disease. But new data from the World Health Organization shows this has fallen to just over 142 million people.
Adriane Ohanesian’s image of a surgeon operating on a teenager in a makeshift clinic has been put forward for the Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
It is estimated that there are over 134,600 people with albinism living in Malawi, many of whom face deep-seated discrimination.
Professor Christopher Whitty, who has been on Sightsavers’ board of trustees since 2017, will take up the post in October.
Dominic, who is Sightsavers’ Director of Policy and Programme Strategy, is recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to people with disabilities.
The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan brings together public and private investors alongside eye care delivery experts and charities, including Sightsavers.
The research, carried out by Sightsavers, looks at the relationship between disabilities and neglected tropical disease treatment.
Sightsavers will join the free Science Museum Lates event on 29 May 2019, where visitors will have the chance to build a home-made tap against the clock.