DONATE

News and blogs

See how we’re improving the health and life chances of people with sight loss and other disabilities worldwide.

A school student in Zambia stands in front of a mural depicting superhero characters from Sightsavers' Super School of 5 programme.

Global project updates

Including news from the Super School of 5 hygiene programme in Zambia, plus updates from India, Kenya, Benin and more.

Read full story

Latest news

Sir Clive Jones.
sightsavers_news

Sightsavers welcomes Sir Clive Jones as new chair of trustees

Broadcasting veteran Sir Clive will take the helm from current chair Martin Dinham, who is stepping down after four years in the role.

sightsavers_news

Survey highlights lack of knowledge about UV threat to our eyesight

A Sightsavers survey, in partnership with People’s Postcode Lottery, shows nearly half of Brits don’t choose their sunglasses for UV protection.

Issa, Mayasa and Bibie outside their home
sightsavers_news

Number of people at risk of trachoma has fallen by 91%

In 2002 there were was about 1.5 billion people worldwide at risk of the eye disease. But new data from the World Health Organization shows this has fallen to just over 142 million people.

Want to read more about what’s going on?

See all news stories

Latest blogs

Deus Turyatemba stood in his office
Sightsavers blog

How I’m building a career as a blind person in Uganda

Deus Turyatemba of Standard Chartered shares his story of career progression, and explains the bank’s partnership with Sightsavers’ Inclusion Works programme.

A group of children playing a jumping game outdoors in Cameroon.
Sightsavers blog

The Inclusive Data Charter: one year on

The Charter's approach is simple: signatories decide the action they are going to take to ensure the data they collect and use includes disability.

Three school children from Ghana smiling outside their school.
Sightsavers blog

It’s all about the numbers: how economics is helping us to save sight in schools

By using economics, we can make sure our school eye screening programmes are affordable and efficient, ensuring thousands of children in poorer countries can get the eye care they need.

Want to read more insight and opinion?

See all blogs

Latest from the field

Two surgeons at work in the operating theatre at Mymensingh hospital. They're wearing green scrubs.
Sightsavers from the field

The hospital in Bangladesh that’s restoring sight and changing lives

Robbie Peacock and Ciara Smullen travelled to the northern town of Mymensingh to visit a hospital that is saving the sight of thousands of people a year.

A school student in Zambia stands in front of a mural depicting superhero characters from Sightsavers' Super School of 5 programme.
Sightsavers from the field

June updates: highlights from around the world

News from Zambia, where Sightsavers’ Super School of 5 programme is teaching thousands of school students about hygiene. Plus updates from Benin, Kenya, Zimbabwe and more.

A wide shot of the rural landscape in Nasir, South Sudan. The fields are very wet and the grass is a lush green.
Sightsavers Reports

Saving sight in the world’s most remote locations

Trachoma, a painful eye disease, can be easily treated with antibiotics. But the challenge is reaching the people who need treatment, particularly if they live in remote areas such as Nadir in South Sudan.

Want more from the around the world?

See all from the field
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.

Read our story

Get our news updates