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The problem

There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.

Shocked at how unfair this is? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.

We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.

Find out what we’re doing about it

How we’re doing

How you can help

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people around the world are blind

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of this can be cured or prevented

News

The Junior Painter winners holding up their paintings.

Junior Painter’s ‘Imagine 2030′ in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre this July

22 June 2016

NEWS: Celebrations continue for young artists in Ireland, as we proudly announce an exhibition of our National and Regional winners of the Junior Painter Awards in the Powerscourt Centre in Dublin’s city centre from July 1st. Continue reading

A photographer takes photos of Majidul and his family in hospital.

Sightsavers’ work to feature on BBC’s ‘Forces of Nature’

22 July 2016

Tune in to BBC one on Monday 25 July at 9pm, to watch Majidul's story. Continue reading

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Sightsavers sponsors Malawian Paralympic hopeful

06 July 2016

Say hello to 20-year-old runner Taonere Banda – the only Malawian athlete to take part in this year’s Paralympic Games, thanks in part to Sightsavers supporters! Continue reading

A mobile phone being used for data collection.

WHO launch new Tropical Data initiative

20 July 2016

Tropical Data, a World Health Organization (WHO)-led initiative was launched today. The initiative is a follow on from the successful Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP), which ended in January. Continue reading

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goes towards our vital work

7.7%

grows awareness and funds

0.5%

keeps us running

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