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How one project touched 34 million lives

As the 17-year-long Seeing is Believing project comes to an end, Imran Khan goes behind the scenes to reveal why it has made such an impact.

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The businesses embracing disability inclusion

Meet the teams that Sightsavers partners with around the world to help them foster more disability inclusive workplaces.

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Finding nomadic communities: our research in action

How do you provide treatment for neglected tropical diseases like river blindness when you can’t find some of the people who are most at risk?

A portrait of Baraka, a female medicine distributor.

Baraka’s story

Baraka Ango is a local volunteer in Kudaru, Nigeria. Since 2011, she has been distributing medication to prevent avoidable blindness in her village.

A girl uses a typewriter while wearing a face mask.

“Without education, my future would be more difficult”

Sightsavers project officer Eric Musa visits Marie, who has been blind since birth, to find out how she’s continued her education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A boy having his eyes checked. The ophthalmologist and the boy are both wearing face coverings and there is a protective screen between them.

Programme staff: “How we adapted our eye health projects during COVID-19”

Sightsavers staff provide a first-hand insight into our work with ministries of health, partner hospitals and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many people sit outside waiting for an eye examination.

Nine steps to holding pop-up eye screening camps on the doorsteps of marginalised communities

In February 2020, Sightsavers' Kirsty Bridger visited Bangladesh to learn how we organise our eye screening camps.

Isaac sits outside his mechanics.

The business owner training young people with disabilities

Isaac Bolingo is training young people with disabilities to be mechanics in his garage.

Working together to tackle NTDs in Liberia

In the first year of the programme, the Ascend West and Central Africa partners have supported health workers and volunteers to deliver mass treatment campaigns that will help tackle high rates of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Liberia.

Four-year-old Paolo stands smiling in a doorway.

Paolo's story

Paolo's family could not understand why he kept having problems with his eyes. Thankfully, training for a Sightsavers-supported programme was taking place nearby.

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