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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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Trachoma surgeon checks the eyes of a patient for signs of trachoma outside her home in Benin.
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Accelerate: what’s been achieved in 2019

The Accelerate programme, which aims to eliminate trachoma in nine African countries by 2023, has made great progress in its first 12 months.

December 2019
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Sightsavers rated a top charity by GiveWell for the fourth time

The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers’ deworming work in Africa for its cost-effectiveness and transparency.

November 2019
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Dr Caroline Harper wins the first Hemingway Award

Sightsavers’ CEO was recognised for her work to help eliminate trachoma by transforming the way funding is secured.

November 2019

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Latest blogs

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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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Latest from the field

Usman smiles after receiving eye surgery.
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November updates: highlights from around the world

In Nigeria, a lymphatic filariasis patient is planning to marry his partner after receiving treatment to stop his pain. Plus news from Senegal, Zambia and India.

November 2019
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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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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