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Spring 2019

Focus

The end is in sight! Your support is bringing us closer to eliminating trachoma, creating a brighter future for children like Zuhura.

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What we’ve been up to

Zuhara from Tanzania stands outside her primary school
Sightsavers Reports

Eliminating trachoma in Tanzania

With your support, we're determined to eliminate trachoma in Tanzania by 2020, saving sight and transforming lives.

A group of children in Ghana smile and wave at the camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Ghana waves goodbye to trachoma

In June 2018 Ghana officially became trachoma-free, showing how your kind donations make a real difference.

A patient in a surgical gown and cap, with a visible cataract in his left eye.

Coordinated Approach to Community Health (CATCH)

This programme ensures patients at trachoma camps who are diagnosed with another eye condition are given treatment.

Poligarpo smiles after returning home following his cataract operation.

In Mozambique, a straightforward cataract operation gave Poligarpo his life back.

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Gladys’s story

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As Blue Peter celebrates its 60th birthday, we look back to the programme’s Sight Saver appeal in 1986, which raised money for our mobile eye units in Africa.

Eye surgeon Dr Ndalela examines a child's eyes to check for signs of trachoma.

The End is in Sight

We’re on a mission to end trachoma by 2025. We know where it is, and we know how to treat it: now we need your help to banish it for good. Together, we can end the agony of trachoma.

You can change lives for the better

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Could pay for a cataract consumables kit for five operations.

Could pay for a trichiasis operation to stop someone going blind.

Could protect 554 families from losing their sight to river blindness.

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Could pay towards a sight-saving trachoma operation.

Could pay for river blindness treatment for two entire communities.

Could pay for two life-changing adult cataract operations.

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