Sunetra, who plays Dr Zoe Hanna on medical drama Casualty, has been an ambassador for Sightsavers since 2009 when she wore a blindfold for a day to highlight the plight of thousands of blind women around the globe.
She’s been a great supporter of our work – we’ll be voting for her and hoping that she dances her way to victory.
Hasina lives in a camp in northern Bangladesh which has been demolished twice. Since developing cataracts, her fears of being homeless again were heightened.
The World Health Organization passed a Resolution on The World Report on Vision in an effort to reach the 1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to vital eye care services.
People requiring surgery treat severe cases of trachoma, the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness, have declined from 7.6 million in 2002 to 2 million in 2020, according to World Health Organization data.