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Professor Stephen Hawking.

Stephen Hawking to deliver speech at Sightsavers celebration

The physicist will lead global celebrations to mark the one billionth treatment that Sightsavers and partners have delivered to tackle NTDs.

December 2017
A young girl raising her hand in a busy classroom.

Sightsavers welcomes UK announcement of global disability summit

The UK government will hold a disability summit in July 2018, as part of a push to ensure people with disabilities are included in global development.

November 2017
The leaders of disability self-help groups in Bangladesh pose for a photo.

New alliance in Bangladesh promotes disability-inclusive development

The alliance, inaugurated in Dhaka, promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities as part of the country’s implementation of the Global Goals.

November 2017
7 year old Dorcas is standing outside, smiling. She is the one billionth treatment beneficiary.

Sightsavers and partners celebrate delivering a billion NTD treatments

The billionth treatment was administered on Thursday 16 November to a seven-year-old girl named Dorcas, who was at risk of NTDs in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

November 2017
Abia Akram.

New trustees join Sightsavers’ UK board

The new board members are epidemiologist Professor Christopher Whitty, disability advocate Abia Akram and political economist Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi.

November 2017
A photo of the four members of Sightsavers' Supporter Care team

Sightsavers is named top charity for customer service

For the second year in a row, Sightsavers has been named top charity in the Top 50 Companies for Customer Service Awards.

October 2017
A lady is sitting using a sewing machine in a dark room.

Funding boost for Sightsavers’ disability employment project in Uganda

The Connecting the Dots project has been awarded almost £200,000 by the Big Lottery Fund to continue empowering young people with disabilities.

October 2017
A view of the photo exhibition, with the London skyline in the background.

Sightsavers hosts photo exhibition on London’s South Bank

Photographs of Sightsavers’ work in Pakistan, taken by Andrew McConnell, are on show at the More London Riverside development near Tower Bridge.

October 2017
Boys sit in a classroom.

Mali government and USAID praise Sightsavers’ inclusive education programme

More than 250 children with visual impairments will go to primary school in Mali as the result of a Sightsavers pilot being run in six schools.

October 2017
Photo of a young boy smiling with glasses on.

‘The Big Bake’ launches Sightsavers’ partnership with Optical Express

The partnership was launched on World Sight Day with a nationwide bake sale, during which Optical Express staff channelled their inner Mary Berry.

October 2017
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