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Campaign celebrates success as UK government sets out vision for disability-inclusive development

Our Put Us in the Picture campaign is celebrating the publication of the UK government’s Disability Framework, which could transform the lives of people living with disabilities.

December 2014
Two women smiling and hugging

Sightsavers welcomes DFID’s move to build health systems for all

Today sees the launch of DFID's response to the IDC Inquiry into Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries.

November 2014
Benedicta Afia Dadebia aged 18 months pictured before her catarct operation with her mother Patience Adjo Akakpo
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Sightsavers named as charity of the month by carers’ website

Sightsavers has been announced as My Ageing Parent’s charity of the month for November.

November 2014
A man receiving an eye examination
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NGOs unite in rejecting MP’s comment on aid law

The Telegraph has published a letter signed by Sightsavers in response to statements that enshrining the 0.7 per cent aid target in law was ‘bizarre’.

October 2014
Mr Winesi who has bilateral cateracts, sits outside his house in Mwanza District.

Digital event launches Sightsavers’ biggest ever appeal

Sightsavers has launched its biggest ever appeal, A Million Miracles, which aims to raise £30 million to provide a million sight-restoring surgeries.

October 2014
Winesi, who has cataracts, sits outside his home in Malawi with his wife Namaleta.

Grandfather from Malawi has his sight restored in live webcast

A blind man’s sight-restoring bilateral cataract operation was broadcast live around the world today from a hospital in Malawi.

October 2014
A woman in India with visual impairments weaving wool in her home.

Liberal Democrats put people with disabilities in the picture

The Liberal Democrats have become the first UK political party to explicitly include people with disabilities in their 2015 general election manifesto.

October 2014
Children stand outside singing about facewashing in Kenya. There are around 20 of them, all wearing blue skirts and white polo tops.

Sightsavers launches facewashing campaign in Kenya to prevent blinding trachoma

Children in Northern Kenya are taking lessons in facewashing, which will help to eliminate the blinding disease trachoma in the country.

September 2014
Members of the Jolly Wheelers cycle group wearing Sightsavers t-shirts, standing with their bicycles outside a restaurant high on a hill in Italy.

Jolly Wheelers tackle tenth Coast to Coast cycle in aid of Sightsavers

Cyclists from St Albans calling themselves the Jolly Wheelers are poised to set out on their annual charity bike ride across Italy in aid of Sightsavers.

September 2014
The cataract operating team led by Dr Gerald, one of Malawi's few eye surgeons, Nsanje Hospital, Nsanje, Malawi. L-R:Dr Gerald, Mavis, Margaret, Olive, Tennis, Charlotte and Charles.

Report calls on government to prioritise health systems strengthening

Sightsavers has hailed today’s report from the International Development Select Committee into strengthening health systems in developing countries.

September 2014
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