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Nikon Lenswear UK backs Sightsavers for charity fundraiser

Sightsavers is the first eye health charity that Nikon Lenswear UK has chosen to benefit from its annual summer fundraising campaign.

May 2024
A close-up of a lab scientist wearing surgical gear and looking into a microscope.

Sightsavers and RSTMH extend research partnership

The organisations will publish two further collections of research papers in the journal International Health, focusing on river blindness and general research work.

May 2024
Arthur in the classroom, smiling while wearing his new glasses.

Sightsavers joins WHO initiative to improve access to spectacles

SPECS 2030 aims to tackle the world’s biggest cause of visual impairment by improving global access to eye care.

May 2024
Anita from Liberia wearing her new glasses and smiling.

Sightsavers partners with eco sunglasses brand Sun Amante

Sun Amante is donating a percentage of sales from its sunglasses to support Sightsavers’ work to protect people from avoidable blindness.

May 2024
Enock, who uses a wheelchair, poses for a photo with two teachers from his inclusive school.

Sightsavers responds to report into FCDO’s work on disability inclusion

A report on the UK government’s development strategy and how inclusive it is of people with disabilities was published on Thursday 4 April.

April 2024
A large group of primary school children smile and pose for a photo as they hold their artwork.

Entries now open for 2024 Junior Painter of the Year

The annual competition invites primary school children to create artwork that promotes equality for people with disabilities around the world.

March 2024
Eye care staff perform trachoma surveys on children in Cote D'Ivoire.

Sightsavers’ Accelerate programme gets US$36.5 million funding boost to banish trachoma

The extra funding from international donors will help speed up the elimination of trachoma in Africa by expanding and extending the programme.

March 2024
Two school students in Zambia huddle together at a desk. One is writing, the other is looking at the work.

Sightsavers at the CIES education conference 2024

We're attending the conference in Miami on 6-14 March to share Sightsavers’ expertise, engage with the education community and explore how we can help to transform inclusive education.

March 2024
Dr Ndalela examines a boy's eyes and applies ointment to ease the symptoms of trachoma.

Sightsavers awarded grant to help eliminate trachoma in Zambia

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has given a grant of US$2.19 million to help fight the disease.

January 2024
Teenage girls learning trade skills in Nigeria pose for a group photo along with course leaders.

Spectrum Markets helps teenagers in Nigeria gain creative skills on World Children’s Day

Teenage girls from Kaduna State marked the global event by attending the launch of a new project that will give them the skills they need to start their own business.

January 2024
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