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Sightsavers project featured on BBC News

January 2014

A child having their eyes tested

Sightsavers’ trachoma mapping work, which is supported by the Department For International Development (DFID), has been included an article on BBC News.

Our trachoma mapping efforts will ultimately help us eliminate the disease, making the crucial difference between people being able to see again or losing their sight forever.

Read the BBC News article here.

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Safia has her eyes examined by a health worker to check for signs of trachoma.
Sightsavers from the field

Seeing clearly: five sight-saving stories in Benin

The Accelerate programme, supported by Sightsavers, aims to stop people going blind from trachoma. In Benin, five patients reveal how the programme has changed their lives.

September 2021
A group of doctors in blue surgical scrubs performing eye surgery.
Sightsavers from the field

How trachoma surgery has changed lives in Côte d’Ivoire

As Côte d’Ivoire completes its final operations as part of the Accelerate programme to fight trachoma, hear the stories of some of the people involved.

July 2021
A man has his eyes checked for signs of trachoma.
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World’s largest trachoma surveys reach 50th country

Sierra Leone has become the 50th country to be surveyed for trachoma as part of the initiative, with one person being examined for trachoma every 26 seconds since the surveys began in 2012.

July 2021