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The problem

There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 percent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.

Shocked at how unfair this is? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.

We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.

Find out what we’re doing about it

How we’re doing

How you can help

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people around the world are blind

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of this can be cured or prevented

News

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WHO launch new Tropical Data initiative to build on GTMP success

20 July 2016

Tropical Data, a World Health Organization (WHO)-led initiative was launched yesterday, that will aid programmes like Sightsavers' Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP). Continue reading

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Tackling blindness among older people in Tanzania

08 July 2016

Sightsavers and HelpAge International are launching a new project in Tanzania funded by the Conrad N.Hilton Foundation. The Mwangaza project will support marginalized communities with affordable and quality eye care services. Continue reading

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Sightsavers sponsors Malawian Paralympic hopeful

06 July 2016

Say hello to 20-year-old runner Taonere Banda – the only Malawian athlete to take part in this year’s Paralympic Games, thanks in part to Sightsavers supporters! Continue reading

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The climb of a lifetime

04 July 2016

After 11 weeks of hectic preparation, fundraising and training, Team Sightsavers and The END Fund are finally off to Tanzania for what is sure to be an unforgettable adventure. Continue reading

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For every $1 we receive (including donated supplies)

91.8c

goes towards our vital work

7.7c

grows awareness and funds

0.5c

makes sure everything runs properly

Our supporters

Sightsavers’ work would not be possible without our supporters. We are grateful to all of them for the valuable contributions they make towards fighting preventable blindness.

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