New Sightsavers Trustee, Maryanne Diamond.

Disability rights champion and IT expert join Sightsavers’ board of trustees

Maryanne Diamond, internationally recognised for her work advocating for people with sight impairments, has joined Sightsavers as a trustee.

July 2015

A Million Miracles: our award-winning campaign

Sightsavers celebrated a triumphant night at the Institute of Fundraising National Awards, overcoming tough competition to pick up two trophies.

July 2015
Jon Snow stands, talking infront of a Uniting to Combat NTD banner. His hands are open and in front of him as he talks.

NTD programmes named as a strong investment opportunity

A report released today emphasises the huge health and economic benefits of investing in programmes treating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

June 2015
A close up photo of a lady having her examined by someone wearing white latex gloves.

Live webcast to launch progress report on NTDs

The Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases collective launches a report with a live webcast from the Natural History Museum in London.

June 2015

Trachoma mapping completed in Sudan

The Sightsavers-led Global Trachoma Mapping Project, which aims to determine worldwide prevalence of trachoma, has completed its mapping in Sudan.

June 2015
A small child receives his annual dose of medication to protect him from trachoma.

Countdown to UN Sustainable Development Goals: indications are exclusion is set to continue

Following the publication of the Zero draft of the SDGs, concerns are raised that goals and targets for people with disabilities will not be delivered.

June 2015
A group of people stands together with Sightsavers tshirts on.

Allied Vision staff raise $30,000 for Sightsavers

Staff at Allied Vision found time in their busy schedules at the end of last year to raise a staggering $30,000 for Sightsavers.

June 2015
HRH Princess Alexandra smiles as she cuts a Sightsavers cake at head office in Haywards Heath.

Princess Alexandra visits Sightsavers to celebrate 65 years of preventing blindness

Princess Alexandra met with staff at our Haywards Heath head office today to discuss our work to prevent and cure blindness.

May 2015
A man and two women stand next to a dose pole.

Extra funding boosts Sightsavers’ NTD prevention area in Nigeria

Additional funding will allow the neglected tropical disease project to reach 13 million more people across two extra states in Nigeria.

May 2015
A close up photo of Leonard Kalokol, a 13 years old school boy whose class has lessons in facewashing to help eliminate the blinding eye disease trachoma in Kenya.

Countries commit to eliminating neglected tropical diseases

Health ministers from Africa, Asia and South America have come together at the World Health Assembly in Geneva to commit to eliminating neglected tropical diseases in their countries.

May 2015
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