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Sightsavers partnership aims to improve global access to eye care

Sightsavers has partnered with the Fred Hollows Foundation and PlenOptika to pilot a new vision care strategy that aims to revolutionise eye care worldwide.

June 2023
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Benin and Mali become the latest countries to eliminate trachoma

Both countries’ achievements have been validated by the World Health Organization, meaning they join a growing list of countries to have banished the disease.

May 2023
Two people in traditional clothing stand outside in remote Turkana, Kenya.

Sightsavers Kenya celebrates 70-year anniversary

Sightsavers began working in Kenya in 1952, when blindness affected up to 7% of rural Kenyans.

May 2023
Close-up of eye test equipment, including specialist spectacles and lenses.

Sightsavers Ireland awarded Triple Lock charity status

Triple Lock status is awarded to charities that uphold the highest standards in transparent reporting, ethical fundraising and strong governance.

May 2023
A school student in a classroom is handed a tablet by a health worker, as other health workers and his classmates look on.

Sightsavers’ deworming work gets $16.9 million funding boost

Sightsavers has been awarded $16.9 million to continue and expand its deworming work, after a funding recommendation from US charity evaluator GiveWell.

May 2023
An eye health worker in a clinic holds up an eye test chart for a patient who is having her eyes screened.

Sightsavers-supported vision centres launch in Chennai

The new centres in India aim to increase access to quality eye health services through an integrated and strengthened approach to urban health.

May 2023
Nora teaches numbers to pre-school children. A child using a wheelchair sits on her left.

Cantel fundraises for Sightsavers with sponsored bike ride

Staff from the IT services company will be cycling from Liverpool to Leeds to raise money to support our work to protect sight and fight for disability rights.

May 2023
Participants on the First Light for Sight Arctic expedition poses for a group photo while wearing skis.

Sightsavers supporters raise €90,000 through Arctic expedition

A team of Irish fundraisers who took part in the First Light for Sight Arctic Challenge has raised more than €90,000 for Sightsavers Ireland.

May 2023
As part of an Inclusion Works programme, Manuel, who has a physical disability, assists a colleague to check in a guest at a hotel in Kenya.

Sightsavers partnership aims to improve inclusion in hospitality

Sightsavers has partnered with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to help make the hospitality sector accessible to everyone, with a particular focus on Africa and Asia.

April 2023
A middle aged woman gets her eyes tested.

MTHK teams up with Sightsavers to raise funds to improve eye care

Eye care company MTHK has partnered with Sightsavers ahead of World Health Day to help improve access to eye health services in Africa and Asia.

March 2023