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A man in Nigeria stands on a rock to fish from a river.

Global project updates

Including news from Nigeria, where an eye health volunteer has been rewarded for more than 20 years of work to prevent river blindness.

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Eye surgeon Samson Lokele inspects a patient before her eye surgery.
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Sightsavers’ pioneering work is showcased in new Science Museum exhibition

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the world’s largest medical gallery and will be on display for at least 30 years.

November 2019
A male Tropical Data trainer shows female trainee how to identify what trachoma follicles would look like by using small, circular, red stickers with five white dots on their thumbs.
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Huge increase in Tropical Data surveys means more people are checked for trachoma

More than 700 surveys to track levels of blinding trachoma have been completed globally in the past year as part of the Tropical Data initiative.

October 2019
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Sightsavers and partners help to halve blindness cases in remote Indian Sundarbans

Before the Sightsavers eye health programme in the Sundarbans started, one in every 40 people over the age of 50 in the region was blind. Today, that number has dropped to one in 80.

October 2019

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Celebrating our supporters on National Philanthropy Day

Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper thanks all the philanthropists who have made the decision to support our work, helping us to fulfil our mission.

Caroline Harper, November 2019
A woman wearing a black hijab smiles and walks along a brick-lined street.
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A journey, not a destination: eye health integration in Pakistan

Following simple steps can help decision-makers and donors to improve the system further, helping millions of people in need of eye care services in rural areas.

Itfaq Khaliq Khan, November 2019
Eye health workers in Ethiopia gather data using mobile phone.
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Cracking the code: using technology to improve mass drug administration in Zimbabwe

Sightsavers' Sarah Bartlett explains how technology – in various forms – helps us to keep track of the complex logistics involved with large trachoma treatment campaigns.

Sarah Bartlett, October 2019

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Emmanuel Nyamkeen measures a woman's height to determine how much medication to give her.
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October updates: highlights from around the world

In Nigeria, an eye health volunteer has been rewarded for helping to prevent river blindness for more than 20 years. Plus news from Zimbabwe, Ghana and Mali.

October 2019
A group of students in blue uniforms, wearing paper masks on their heads.
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How soap and superheroes are changing lives

Geordie Woods explains how the Super School of Five trachoma prevention programme is protecting school children from this devastating disease.

October 2019
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How Sightsavers celebrated World Sight Day

To mark World Sight Day 2019 on 10 October, Sightsavers country offices celebrated by highlighting the need to provide good-quality eye care to everyone.

October 2019

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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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