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Sightsavers and RSTMH extend research partnership

The two organisations will publish two further collections of research papers in the journal International Health.

May 2024
Arthur in the classroom, smiling while wearing his new glasses.
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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
Enock, who uses a wheelchair, poses for a photo with two teachers from his inclusive school.
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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

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Latest blogs

Patience from Liberia wearing her new glasses, whilst standing next to her mother, betty.
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If we have vision, we can transform universal access to spectacles

A pair of glasses can be life-changing for someone with uncorrected refractive error. That's why Sightsavers has joined the World Health Organization’s SPECS 2030 initiative.

Sumrana Yasmin, May 2024
A female researcher speaks to a woman about her experience of female genital schistosomiasis.
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Why community collaboration is important in our research

Our research on female genital schistosomiasis has highlighted the need to establish a safe and supportive environment for participants when studying sensitive topics.

Omosefe Osinoiki, April 2024
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The key to inclusive education is engaging organisations of people with disabilities

Collaborating with organisations of people with disabilities (OPDs) on our inclusive education projects has earned the Sightsavers-led Inclusive Futures consortium a Zero Project Award in 2024.

Johannes Trimmel, February 2024

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Latest from the field

Angeshita smiles broadly.
Sightsavers Reports

“I’m a living testimony of cataract surgery”

When Angeshita regained her independence after her eye operation, so did her family. They are now able to return to school and work, giving them all hope for the future.

An eye health doctor wearing a smart white shirt and sunglasses.
Sightsavers Reports

Alinafe cuts the queues

Learn about one man's mission to make a difference in Malawi by training as an eye health specialist.

A female community drug distributor measures a girl to see how much medication she needs to protect her from trachoma.
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“Our programme has transformed communities”

Now in its sixth year, the Accelerate programme has already delivered 53 million treatments to protect people from trachoma, and managed 91,000 advanced cases of the disease.

March 2024

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