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A group trachoma screening for children in Zimbabwe.

New report shows how NTD programme could help fight COVID-19 in Africa

A new report suggests that Sightsavers’ leading neglected tropical disease (NTD) programmes could play an important role in mitigating the impact of COVID-19.

April 2020
Shikuku Obosi sits, smiling at the camera.

"We need to change the language around COVID-19."

Sightsavers’ disability inclusion adviser, Shikuku Obosi, urges journalists and government officials to use disability-friendly language when discussing COVID-19 in a new comment piece published in the media.

April 2020
Handwashing

COVID-19: a message from Global CEO Caroline Harper

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Sightsavers would like to reassure supporters that we are monitoring the situation closely, and doing what we can to protect our staff and the communities in all the countries where we work.

April 2020
A pair of glasses, a pen and a computer on a desk.

Four tips to keep your eyes healthy at home

At Sightsavers we’ve compiled some useful and simple tips to help you to protect your eyesight at home and help make this period as comfortable as possible.

April 2020
Givemore Mafukidze, wearing a Sightsavers tshirt, stands with Dr Agatha Aboe.

Sightsavers are runners up for two global development awards

A pioneer in disease elimination and a groundbreaking project to make workplaces more inclusive have been recognised by the prestigious Bond awards.

March 2020
A community worker from Sightsavers' NTDs campaign.

Interviews shine a spotlight on how a blinding disease is being eliminated

Sightsavers experts have highlighted progress being made on river blindness in two media interviews.

March 2020
An eye health worker stood infront of a Keep Sight banner holds an eye examining instrument to her eye.

Sightsavers celebrates 'Keep Sight' this World Glaucoma Week

This World Glaucoma Week Sightsavers is celebrating the launch of an ambitious partnership which tackles one of the world’s leading causes of blindness.

March 2020
Four women standing together smiling, in front of a backdrop that says #EqualUN.

Sightsavers calls for more women on UN disability committee

The committee, which monitors implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, currently has six women and twelve men.

March 2020
Actress Sunetra Sarker speaks to a truck driver.

Sunetra Sarker joins Sightsavers in India to see truck drivers have their eyes screened

Award-winning actress Sunetra Sarker visited long-distance truckers in India to understand how poor eyesight can affect their lives and work.

February 2020
A portrait of Erin Pritchard.

Sightsavers awarded for supporting staff with disabilities

Sightsavers has been awarded Disability Confident Employer Level 3 accreditation for its work promoting disability inclusion in the workplace.

February 2020
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