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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
Close-up of hands reading braille.

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
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