In Nampula province, there are only three ophthalmologists who are qualified to perform cataract operations on a population of nearly four million people.
After completing vocational training with our Connecting the Dots programme, Rajab advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in his district.
Joseph is the only staff member at his school in Uganda who knows sign language, so he sits with children who have hearing impairments and signs for them.
Meet 60-year-old Emmanuel, who lost his sight while earning a living as a fisherman after he contracted a disease called river blindness.
Majidul featured in the final episode of the popular BBC series ‘Forces of Nature’, telling how a cataract operation restored his sight and his confidence.
Isaac lost his sight seven years ago, forcing him to drop out of school. He’d lost hope until Sightsavers offered to give him vocational training.
Dr Bilghis, an ophthalmic consultant, spent three years travelling to some of Sudan’s most remote, hostile areas to carry out eye examinations.
Smriti, who lives in Uchitpurhad in Bangladesh, had cataracts in both eyes, and her poor vision took away much of her confidence. We visit her six years after her cataract operation to see how her life has changed.
Laurinda had been blind for four years. But after a cataract operation to save her sight, she is able to work again and grow crops to feed her family.
Bhagirath lost his leg in an accident at work at the age of 26. He now campaigns tirelessly to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities.
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