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Bill passed to enshrine 0.7% aid target in law

This afternoon the bill to enshrine in law the UK government's 0.7% Gross National Income target for our international aid budget, passed its third reading.

December 2014
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Celebrities put themselves in the picture to support Sightsavers’ campaign

Paralympic Kelly Gallagher and Gaz Coombes from Supergrass have been photographed by Rankin to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities today.

December 2014
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Sightsavers hails publication of DFID’s disability framework

Responding to DFID’s Disability Framework, Sightsavers’ Dominic Haslam said that it will make programmes accessible to people with disabilities.

December 2014
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Put Us in the Picture campaign marks its first anniversary

Wednesday 3 December 2014 marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and a year since Sightsavers launched its Put Us in the Picture campaign.

December 2014
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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
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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
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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
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