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Caroline Harper speaks at TED2018.

Trachoma talk from Sightsavers’ CEO named ‘TED of the Day’

Dr Caroline Harper's TED Talk, in which she laid out an ambitious plan to eliminate trachoma, has been chosen as the day’s top pick.

June 2018
Thomas Engels standing in front of a banner at the World Ophthalmology Congress, holding his certificate.

Sightsavers wins outstanding abstract award at World Ophthalmology Congress

The award is given to researchers based on the scientific quality of their work and is evaluated by a panel of reviewers.

June 2018
The operating theatre during cataract surgery,

Sightsavers and partners launch app to improve cataract operations

The BOOST app, which stands for Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool, helps surgeons monitor their operations so they can improve their results.

June 2018
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame smiling.

Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame elected to UN disability committee

Gertrude was one of six candidates elected in the first round of voting, of which three are women, which has improved the committee's gender balance.

June 2018
Professor Stephen Hawking.

Professor Stephen Hawking laid to rest in Westminster Abbey

The renowned physicist, who died in March, has had his ashes interred between those of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

June 2018
A large debating chamber full of people.

Six women join UN disability committee

The election, held in New York, improves the gender balance on the committee, which previously had just one woman out of a total of 18 members.

June 2018
A group of children in Ghana smile and wave at the camera.

Trachoma is eliminated in Ghana

Ghana has become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa and the Commonwealth to eliminate trachoma, as validated by the World Health Organization.

June 2018
A young boy in a wheelchair smiles after having his eyes tested.

Sightsavers launches new research website

The research centre offers a library of Sightsavers’ research into eye health, neglected tropical diseases, inclusive education and social inclusion.

June 2018
Nazondani smiling after cataract surgery.

British Prime Minister praises Sightsavers’ Million Miracles campaign

The Prime Minister was speaking at a reception in Downing Street last night attended by Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper.

June 2018
Margaret Adome sitting outside her home with three of her six children.

Sightsavers’ trachoma work in Uganda features in The Telegraph

Journalists from the newspaper visited Uganda to see how the country is tackling this infectious neglected tropical disease, thanks to help from UK Aid.

June 2018
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