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Trachoma surgeon checks the eyes of a patient for signs of trachoma outside her home in Benin.

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

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

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
A woman has her eyes checked by an eye health worker in an outdoor screening camp in India.

Sightsavers named most cost-effective health charity

Charity evaluator ImpactMatters awarded Sightsavers a five-star rating for cost-effectiveness – the highest score available.

November 2019
Eye surgeon Samson Lokele inspects a patient before her eye surgery.

Sightsavers’ pioneering work is showcased in new Science Museum exhibition

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the world’s largest medical gallery and will be on display for at least 30 years.

November 2019
A male Tropical Data trainer shows female trainee how to identify what trachoma follicles would look like by using small, circular, red stickers with five white dots on their thumbs.

Huge increase in Tropical Data surveys means more people are checked for trachoma

More than 700 surveys to track levels of blinding trachoma have been completed globally in the past year as part of the Tropical Data initiative.

October 2019
An eye health worker talking to a group of women about eye care

Sightsavers and partners help to halve blindness cases in remote Indian Sundarbans

Before the Sightsavers eye health programme in the Sundarbans started, one in every 40 people over the age of 50 in the region was blind. Today, that number has dropped to one in 80.

October 2019
Mercia Cumaio.

Sightsavers Mozambique’s Mercia Cumaio named Eye Health Hero

The accolades, awarded by the IAPB, recognise eight young and upcoming leaders who are making a difference in eye health.

October 2019
A health worker examines a woman's eyes.

New figures show more than a billion people have avoidable vision impairment

The statistics feature in the World Health Organization's first World Report on Vision, published ahead of World Sight Day.

October 2019
Two models wearing DIFF glasses, from the DIFF advertising campaign.

Sightsavers teams up with DIFF Eyewear to protect sight

A percentage from every pair of DIFF glasses sold will be donated to Sightsavers to fund its work to save sight around the world.

October 2019
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