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Vote for Sightsavers in the 2021 Charity Film Awards

Two Sightsavers films that were created during the COVID-19 pandemic have been submitted for the awards, which celebrate and reward the best fundraising films. 

December 2021
The Sightsavers accessibility pack box: a white and yellow box with handle, featuring the words 'Accessibility standards and audit pack, produced by Sightsavers'.

Sightsavers wins Zero Project award for accessibility audit pack

Sightsavers won the innovation award for its accessibility standards and audit toolkit, which helps improve healthcare facilities for people with disabilities.

December 2021
A smiling boy receives a gift of a backpack and art supplies.

Spectrum Markets helps children in Nigeria get creative for World Children’s Day

Students in Kaduna State celebrated by creating colourful drawings using art materials donated by Sightsavers’ corporate partner.

November 2021
A close-up of flies in a test tube.

Sightsavers and GLIDE pioneer new ways to fight river blindness

The partnership will test innovative ways to collect and analyse the flies that spread the disease.

November 2021
A girl from Senegal reads braille in the classroom.

Equal World campaign launches Global Disability Summit petition

The Equal World petition calls on global decision-makers to attend the Global Disability Summit and make ambitious inclusion commitments.

November 2021
A large group of people hold a banner that celebrates the launch of the first cross-border mass drug administration for trachoma.

First cross-border treatments for trachoma are distributed in Kenya and Uganda

On 21 October 2021, teams in key districts on both sides of the Kenyan-Ugandan border began a mass drug distribution campaign to fight the disease.

November 2021
Two Instagram images, one featuring a sunflower and the other featuring a girl with cucumber on her eye, with the text Love Your Eyes.

World Sight Day 2021: how our corporate partners helped us celebrate

On 14 October 2021, Sightsavers’ corporate partners celebrated World Sight Day to raise awareness about the importance of access to good eye care.

October 2021
Women waiting in a queue to get their eyes checked.

World Sight Day: Sightsavers calls for urgent action on global eye health

Sightsavers is marking World Sight Day on 14 October by highlighting that the number of people worldwide who are blind could reach 115 million by 2050.

October 2021
Three people in protective clothing and masks stand outside conducting Covid research.

Research shows ‘shocking’ exclusion of people with disabilities during pandemic

The research, part of the Inclusive Futures initiative, found many people with disabilities were unable to get help with food, medicine and other relief efforts.

September 2021
Kareen Atekem is shown in a yellow Sightsavers top standing outside next to a Sightsavers vehicle.

Sightsavers researcher commended for innovative NTD project

Kareen Atekem's work on a new project to help control and eliminate two neglected tropical diseases has been recognised by the NTD Innovation Prize competition.

September 2021
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