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Conservative peer urges UK to lead on disability-inclusive development

Lord Shinkwin has called for the UK to play an instrumental role in changing the lives of people with disabilities in the world’s poorest countries.

December 2018
In Malawi, a group of students receive Early Childhood development education.

Sightsavers welcomes DFID disability strategy

The strategy, which Sightsavers campaigned for, recognises that there has been insufficient progress on disability inclusion in global development.

December 2018
A young woman wearing a plumber's overall and holding a wrench.

Sightsavers celebrates five years of disability campaigning

On International Day of People with Disabilities, Sightsavers is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its campaign calling for disability rights.

December 2018

$105 million fund to eliminate trachoma launched at star-studded concert in South Africa

The funding was announced by Richard Branson, via recorded video link, at the Global Citizen concert in Johannesburg on 2 December 2018.

December 2018
The operating theatre in the new clinic.

Sightsavers-supported eye clinic opens in Liberia

Sightsavers helped to renovate the operating theatre and screening rooms at Phebe Hospital to provide eye care to local people.

November 2018
A health worker gives a schoolgirl a tablet to protect against intestinal worms.

Sightsavers named one of GiveWell’s top charities for third year

The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers for its work treating children for parasitic infections, known as deworming.

November 2018
Close up photo of eye testing spectacles being held towards the camera by a man.

Sightsavers launches school eye health programme in Liberia

The three-year SHIP programme will improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through vision screening and deworming treatment.

November 2018
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Actress Sunetra Sarker lends her voice to Sightsavers film

The new film, which introduces the organisation and its mission, features footage from Sightsavers’ programmes around the world and quotes from key staff.

November 2018
Dorcas, receives her treatment.

Vote for Sightsavers in the 2019 Charity Film Awards

Two of Sightsavers’ films have been nominated for the awards, which celebrate and reward the best fundraising films. 

November 2018
Blue Peter's Sight Savers appeal.

60 years of Blue Peter: the show that gave Sightsavers its name

As Blue Peter celebrates its 60th birthday, we look back to the programme’s Sight Saver appeal in 1986, which raised money for our mobile eye units in Africa.

October 2018
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