It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Sightsavers will remember with affection the support we received from her patronage. From endorsing our work by granting our royal status to visiting our UK headquarters and meeting our staff, she showed great commitment and gave tremendous validity to our cause. We are so very grateful and privileged to have had her patronage.
We are extremely proud to have worked with The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust to secure a legacy in the Queen’s honour, by making a major contribution to eliminating blinding trachoma within the Commonwealth.
The Queen was a truly remarkable person, dedicated to her position, and we offer our condolences to the British royal family and all the people closest to her.
Dr Caroline Harper CBE
Sightsavers ophthalmologist Dr Jalikatu Mustapha, who recently won an IAPB Eye Health Hero Award, received a video call from Her Majesty the Queen to mark World Sight Day.
Staff gathered at Buckingham Palace in the UK to recognise the achievements of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust’s Trachoma Initiative.