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An elderly woman in Uganda has her eyes examined to check for trachoma.

Free eye examinations launched for older people in Uganda

People aged over 65 can now have a free eye examination while collecting their pension, and can then be referred for treatment for conditions such as cataracts or blinding trachoma.

June 2018
A large group of people with and without disabilities, outside a conference centre.

Sightsavers' Dominic Haslam elected Chair of disability consortium

The election took place during the IDDC general assembly, held in May in Birmingham, UK. Dom has worked at Sightsavers for 13 years and has been a member of the IDDC board since 2015.

May 2018
Two female health workers wearing face veils distribute trachoma treatments in Yemen.

First treatments for trachoma distributed in Yemen

More than 4,000 volunteers, most of them women, went door to door with medication to treat the potentially blinding disease.

May 2018
A group of six children sit on the floor, some have glasses and all of them are smiling.

Eye health groups call for urgent action to prevent blindness

Sightsavers and five other organisations have issued an open letter that aims to put pressure on Commonwealth governments, ahead of next week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

April 2018
The United Nations building in New York.

Seventeen women nominated for UN disability committee

A call for better gender representation and geographical spread in the United Nations disability committee has seen 17 women from six continents put forward for election in 2018.

April 2018
Caroline Harper speaks at TED2018.

Sightsavers CEO gives TED Talk outlining plan to eliminate trachoma

During her talk in Vancouver on 11 April, Caroline Harper urged philanthropists to support a new project that could help to eliminate the disease.

April 2018
Trichiasis patient Maryam Abubakar after trachoma surgery, with a patch on her eye.

Sightsavers celebrates collaboration to tackle trachoma

To mark World Health Day on Saturday 7 April, Sightsavers is celebrating work being done to eliminate trachoma – a huge success story in global health.

April 2018
The Sightsavers team on stage at the HCL ceremony.

Sightsavers India wins prestigious award for its inclusive education programme

More than 3,300 NGOs applied for the HCL Grant, which supports organisations that help to transform rural India through sustainable development.

March 2018
Professor Stephen Hawking.
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A tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018

Professor Hawking, one of the world's greatest scientists, will be remembered for advancing our understanding of the universe and how it came to be.

March 2018
A group of smiling children in a classroom in Uganda.

Eye health groups call on Commonwealth governments to commit to protecting sight

Six leading organisations have come together under the banner ‘Vision for the Commonwealth’ to ask Commonwealth leaders to bring eye care to all.

March 2018
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