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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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Initiative to strengthen school health launched

20 June 2016

Sightsavers has teamed up with The World Bank and Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD) to support governments in Africa and Asia to strengthen their national school health and nutrition programmes. Continue reading

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Our question reached the United Nations!

11 May 2016

A few weeks ago we posted a question about disability on the agenda for discussions with the candidates for United Nations Secretary General – and they responded! Continue reading

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Partnership and progress – building systems to achieve neglected tropical disease elimination

11 May 2016

Huge progress has been made in the past four years in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, but the NTD community has a daunting challenge ahead if it is to meet elimination targets. What can be done to combat this? Continue reading

Young boy getting his eyes tested

What’s the cost of eliminating trachoma?

11 May 2016

Eliminating blinding trachoma worldwide within four years would cost US$1bn, it was revealed at the annual meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) Alliance for GET2020 (Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020) in Sydney, Aus 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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