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A doctor examine a man outside in rural Zambia.

‘Keep Sight’ project will train eye care staff to treat glaucoma in Nigeria

The initiative, run by Sightsavers, Allergan and the IAPB, initially aims to train 50 eye care workers, with the goal of screening 5,000 people and treating 500 patients.

May 2019
Posters for the film event, with the words 'Brand Film Festival 2019'.

Sightsavers scoops a second film award

A film highlighting Sightsavers’ work has won an accolade in the Brand Film Festival Awards, and is the second film award in one week for the organisation.

May 2019
A close-up of the awards, featuring the logo and the word 'Winner'.

Sightsavers wins bronze award at charity film gala

Sightsavers’ film about work to treat neglected tropical diseases was honoured at the 2019 Charity Film Awards, which celebrate the best fundraising films.

April 2019
Zuhara from Tanzania stands outside her primary school

Sightsavers receives $1 million donation to fund essential eye health work

The donation, from charitable fund Arcadia, will enable Sightsavers to continue its work to fight avoidable blindness in some of the world’s poorest countries.

April 2019
A woman has a big smile after receiving trachoma surgery

Trachoma elimination moves closer, a year after groundbreaking TED talk

In the year since Sightsavers' CEO gave a TED Talk about plans to eliminate trachoma, the continued fight to eliminate the disease moves closer.

April 2019
People sitting watching a speaker who is a wheelchair user, with a sign language translator standing next to her.

Sightsavers launches global #EqualUN campaign

Sightsavers has launched a global campaign calling on the United Nations to ensure that the work of all its agencies is fully inclusive of people with disabilities.

March 2019
A still from Sightsavers' video, showing a smiling man, woman and child.

Sightsavers reaches the finals of 2019 Charity Film Awards

Our film, entitled ‘One billion treatments for neglected tropical diseases’, was chosen from a list of hundreds of submissions.

March 2019
Old black and white photo showing a group of young men on a mountain slope.

Sightsavers marks 50th anniversary of Mount Kilimanjaro expedition

On 20 February 1969, Sightsavers supported men with visual impairments on an expedition to raise awareness about blindness.

February 2019
A collection of the items that Sightsavers is auctioning, including signed shoes, records and books.

Rankin, Rita Ora and Kate Moss join Sightsavers’ eBay auctions

From 22 February to 3 March, fans can bid on the opportunity to win up-close experiences with top celebrities, including a meet-and-greet with Rita Ora.

January 2019
Students from Gbendembu School in Sierra Leone.
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2018 in review: what Sightsavers achieved during the year

The year was momentous for Sightsavers: we reached some incredible milestones and changed millions more lives.

December 2018
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