For children such as Riya, something as simple as a pair of glasses can mean the difference between a bright future and being trapped in a cycle of poverty.
In remote regions of Uganda, radio broadcasts are being used to spread information about diseases such as river blindness, and how they can be treated.
A young mother with trachoma in Ethiopia experienced pain every time she blinked. A quick operation has saved her sight and relieved the constant pain.
Flash Odiwuor, a 13-year-old from Kenya, contracted polio and lost the use of his legs. But a Sightsavers programme enabled him to return to school.
Asha was bullied by other children because of her cataracts. But a straightforward operation restored her sight, her confidence and her hope for the future.
For five years, 18-year-old Rahel was in constant discomfort and fearful of bright light. After her trachoma operation, she is able to study again.
Imagine having to walk eight hours to get to work. That’s the challenge facing Sister Habiba Shemsu, an eye care worker in south-west Ethiopia.
Ajuna Socia, aged 33, lives in the Bunyoro region in western Uganda, and has been volunteering as a drug distributor for the past five years.
Finding true love isn’t easy. For Najiiba and Julius, it seemed almost impossible because of the stigma they faced due to their disabilities.
Issa’s sight had been deteriorating for seven years, until a team from the Global Trachoma Mapping Project examined his eyes and referred him for treatment.
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