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Some homes in Kalizya Village in Eastern Zambia.

Global project updates

A baby born with cataracts has surgery in Zambia, plus stories from India, Nigeria and Bangladesh.

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Sightsavers awarded for supporting people with disabilities at work

Sightsavers has been awarded Disability Confident Employer Level 3 accreditation for its work promoting inclusion in the workplace.

February 2020
A group of children sit on the floor at the museum listening to a talk by Sightsavers
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Sightsavers teams up with the Science Museum for a special series of Astronights

Astronights gives children a fun opportunity to learn more about Sightsavers and our work.

February 2020
A young boy stands outside in the sun wearing light coloured clothes. There is a small house to the left and a tree to the right.
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Sightsavers surgeon featured on BBC for World NTD Day

Our sight-saving work in rural Kenya was featured in BBC coverage for World NTD Day 2020.

January 2020

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Latest blogs

Participants at a blood collection training session.
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Making research count: introducing the new uptake and learning team

Sightsavers’ new research uptake and learning advisors share their efforts to make sure our research makes a real difference to the lives of people across the world.

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Gender equality: why is it important?

Sightsavers ran a workshop in Dakar in December 2019 to promote gender mainstreaming in all its programmes.

Sightsavers, January 2020
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Why 2020 will be a critical year for universal health coverage

We end 2019 on a tide of political momentum and optimism that health for all is achievable. In 2020, this must be translated into action in national contexts.

Emma Mulhern, December 2019

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Latest from the field

A dam in the Cascades region, Burkina Faso.
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Treating river blindness in Burkina Faso

Sightsavers has been working in Burkina Faso to eliminate trachoma and river blindness, thanks to our partnership with Fondation L’Occitane.

February 2020
A man rides a bike with a child on the back.
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Educating pre-school children when resources are scarce

Sightsavers’ Ronnie Stapleton visited pre-schools across Malawi to train teachers how to include children with disabilities. She also learned a lot along the way.

February 2020
A little boy smiles after having an eye exam.
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January updates: highlights from around the world

A baby born with cataracts is smiling again following surgery in Zambia, plus stories from India, Nigeria and Bangladesh.

January 2020

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A volunteer in Kaduna, Nigeria, holds a dose pole, used to calculate the amount of medication to use to treat people with neglected tropical diseases.

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes.

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