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How Sightsavers celebrated World Sight Day

October 2019
Three women posing together with smiles.

Sightsavers staff around the world came together to mark World Sight Day on 10 October 2019, with events taking place across the globe.

The annual event aims to highlight the effects of visual impairment and the importance of eliminating avoidable blindness.

Staff in Sightsavers’ country offices celebrated by showing the need to provide good-quality eye care to everyone, no matter where they live, their social status or how much they earn.

Country staff took part in activities including raising awareness of the importance of eye health in Mozambique, carrying out screenings for glaucoma in Nigeria, and testing the eyesight of school bus drivers and senior citizens in India.

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Sightsavers and World Sight Day

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