Our 2013 annual report has just been released, and during the year we hit two huge and exciting milestones. Sightsavers has now distributed 100 million treatments to protect against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as trachoma and river blindness, and supported more than two million treatments for other eye conditions. Here are just a few of our other highlights.
Last year we supported:
We also launched the Put Us in the Picture campaign, calling for people with disabilities to be included in global work to fight poverty. Sightsavers Chief Executive Dr Caroline Harper said: “Through continued hard work, dedication, backing from amazing supporters and strong partnerships, Sightsavers has been able to change the lives of people, families and communities in some of the world’s poorest countries. Distributing treatments to protect against disease, carrying out sight-saving surgeries, and helping blind people to live independently has given millions of people a better quality of life.”
Message from Sightsavers Chief Executive Dr Caroline Harper:
Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper thanks all the philanthropists who have made the decision to support our work, helping us to fulfil our mission.
A percentage from every pair of DIFF glasses sold will be donated to Sightsavers to fund its work to save sight around the world.
A range of disability-inclusive dolls has been launched to teach children about disability, with 10 per cent of the sales from each doll donated to Sightsavers and other charities.