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A panel discussion at the National Disability Dialogue hosted by the Ugandan government.

Sightsavers Uganda takes part in national disability dialogue

The discussions in Kampala focused on how Uganda can achieve the aim of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: to leave no one behind.

July 2018
The attendees of the summit pose for a group photo, holding boards featuring the logos of Sightsavers, UK Aid and STEP.

Charter for disability inclusion is agreed at Pakistan summit

The charter aims to make sure people with disabilities are included in the country’s social and economic development.

July 2018
Kalpesh Patel and the other fundraisers before and during their sponsored run.

Pub runners raise £2,500 to help save sight

The group of 12 friends from north London were inspired to help after hearing the story of a young mother whose sight was restored by Sightsavers.

July 2018
A group of representatives from disabled people's organisations hold up signs saying 'Make it count'.

Sightsavers co-hosts consultation on disability inclusion in Pakistan

The workshop aimed to make sure people with disabilities are included in global development plans, ahead of the first Global Disability Summit in July.

June 2018
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
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