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A group of women wait for their turn to be screened at a trachoma outreach camp in the Pwani region of eastern Tanzania.

Sightsavers teams up with Nordic eyewear group D & Company

The optical group will give customers the chance to make a donation to Sightsavers to raise money and awareness for eye care projects worldwide.

October 2018
Charlotte Kelly from Soul II Soul sings on stage.

Leading musicians to hold concert in London for World Sight Day

Artists including Charlotte Kelly from Soul II Soul will perform at the charity concert on 11 October, with proceeds going to Sightsavers.

September 2018
Sightsavers staff and guests stand on stage and wave at the camera.

Super School of 5 trachoma programme expands to Nigeria

The project, which uses superhero characters to educate children about the spread of trachoma, will be introduced as part of efforts to fight the disease.

September 2018
A man examines black fly larvae found near the the Agogo river in northern Uganda.

14 areas in Uganda now free from river blindness

Nearly four million people are now free from the threat of the disease, the Uganda National Onchocerciasis Elimination Committee has announced.

August 2018

Celebrations held in Ghana to mark trachoma elimination

Government leaders, health workers, volunteers and international aid workers have gathered in Ghana’s capital, Accra, to mark the achievement.

August 2018
A trichiasis patient lies on a table outside his home, while a surgeon operates on his eyes.

Image of Sightsavers’ work in Ghana wins photo competition

A picture taken by photographer Peter Nicholls has been awarded first prize by the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI).

August 2018
Penny Mordaunt gives a sign language speech onstage as a roomful of people look on.

Sightsavers welcomes disability summit commitments

At the summit, there were more than 300 signatories to the UK government's Charter for Change, and more than 170 other specific commitments made.

July 2018
A lady smiling outside a centre in Malawi which provides physiotherapy.

More UK funding announced for disability-inclusive employment initiatives

The funding, which was announced by UK Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt, aims to address disability inclusion in developing countries.

July 2018
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking to a room full of people in Parliament.

Ministers attend Sightsavers-supported event in parliament

The Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt, joined MPs and peers to mark the upcoming Global Disability Summit.

July 2018
Speakers at the event.

Sightsavers signs up to new Inclusive Data Charter

The charter aims to make the collection of global development data more disability-inclusive. 

July 2018
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