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The view from the deck of a boat, with a sunset and land in the distance.

“Trachoma: go! We don’t want you!”

A video diary recorded by Sightsavers programme officer Iliezer Gomes Bidjonque gives a unique look at how we're tackling trachoma on the remote Bijagos Islands in Guinea-Bissau.

Mai Mai smiles with a patient as the sun shines behind them.

“An inspiring father is one who puts his family first”

To mark Father’s Day, we spoke to two fathers involved in Sightsavers projects to learn about their work and their favourite parts of being a parent.

A young girl raising her hand in a classroom.

How inclusive education is transforming lives

In Mali, a Sightsavers project is ensuring children with disabilities are able to learn alongside their peers. Students, teachers and parents describe how the project has made a difference.

“Taking photos helps people to understand our problems”

People in Nigeria with diseases affecting the skin have shared their photos as part of a research project into how these conditions can be better managed.

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Innovations for disability inclusion

Discover how Sightsavers’ innovations are improving the lives of people with disabilities through the Inclusive Futures programme.

A man stands outside with a group of schoolchildren.

The Gambia’s milestone journey to trachoma elimination

As The Gambia becomes the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate the disease, four people tell their stories about reaching this life-changing goal.

A patient is interviewed by a member of Sightsavers staff as part of a project.

The fight against "the silent thief of sight"

As part of the Keep Sight project in Nigeria, eye surgeons are learning new ways to treat patients with glaucoma.

A young woman, wearing a mask, sits on a rug in front of her house by her walking stick

“I’m calling all women to work together and help people”

Meet Aishatu Ahmed, who wants to encourage women to join the fight against trachoma in Nigeria.

Jeniffer Atieno Opito tends to her crops.

February 2021 updates: highlights from around the world

An inclusive work programme in Kenya has helped farmers with disabilities launch a lucrative business. Plus news from Pakistan, Mozambique, Malawi and more.

A group of children stand near an eye chart,.

A bright future: saving sight in Tanzania

Across Tanzania, six newly qualified ophthalmic assistants are putting their skills to work supporting remote eye screening camps and testing sight in local hospitals.

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