Extreme poverty and a lack of awareness about health issues mean more than half a million people are thought to be blind as a result of cataracts.
Our work in Bangladesh focuses on screening people to diagnose eye problems, providing sight tests to check for refractive error, and supporting cataract operations to restore vision. We also help to train volunteer community health workers, and run inclusive programmes to make sure people with disabilities have equal access to healthcare, education and employment opportunities.
In 2023, Sightsavers Bangladesh celebrated its 50th anniversary. To mark the milestone, Sightsavers CEO Caroline Harper and staff from the country were joined by guests at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka.
Watch our video below to find out about more about our work in the country.