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Drugs being distributed to locals in Nigeria

Milestone moment for 0.7% UK aid target

A law has been put in place to ensure that the UK meets the global obligation of earmarking 0.7 per cent of its GDP for international development projects.

September 2014
Caroline Harper, Lynne Featherstone and Ben Quilter holding a giant card reading 'Put Us in the Picture'.

Sightsavers hands Put Us in the Picture petition to UK government

The petition calls on politicians to make sure people with disabilities aren’t ignored in the fight against global poverty.

September 2014
Sunetra Sarker

Sightsavers ambassador Sunetra stars in Strictly Come Dancing

Sunetra, who plays Dr Zoe Hanna on medical drama Casualty, has been an ambassador for Sightsavers since 2009.

September 2014
Two boys smile and embrace each other.

Put Us in the Picture petition reaches 20,000 signatures

The petition is part of our campaign calling on the government to make sure people with disabilities are included in global development.

September 2014
TV presenter Lorraine Kelly

Sightsavers’ BBC Radio 4 appeal raises £35,000

A Sightsavers appeal on BBC Radio 4 has raised £35,000 towards our vital work in some of the world’s poorest countries.

August 2014
A close-up of mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba checking his mobile phone.

Combatting trachoma with a mobile phone

Mobile phones are being used to help eliminate blinding trachoma in Mali. Take a look at our mHealth project in action.

August 2014
Typing on phone with woman's eye being checked in the background.

Sightsavers’ trachoma mapping project ahead of schedule

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project, which aims to find out where trachoma is most prevalent, is poised to hit its two-year target nine months early. 

July 2014
A woman hugging her infant daughter.

How your donations changed lives in 2013

In 2013, working with our partners, we provided life-changing treatments, surgeries and support to more than 106 million people in developing countries.

July 2014
A group of children smiling

UK government pledges to include people with disabilities in global development plans

The government has announced it will set out its commitment to ensuring that all people with disabilities living in developing countries will have a voice.

June 2014

World Bank hosts river blindness summit

The summit has been organised by the World Bank’s Africa Region to celebrate the Partnership to Control River Blindness, one of the World Bank’s first health projects.

June 2014
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