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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

School children in Ngaski LGA of Kebbi state showing urine sample with haematuria (blood in urine) which is a symptom of urinary schistosomiasis.

NTD and de-worming project in Nigeria awarded $50,000 funding

20 September 2016

A Sightsavers’ project in Nigeria has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) END7 campaign, to help tackle NTDs. Continue reading

Revlon IS ON Million Dollar Challenge.

Sightsavers takes on the Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge

14 September 2016

Beauty brand, Revlon has launched its LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge for the second year in a row and Sightsavers has joined the running with its #BlurredMirrorChallenge. Continue reading

Taonere Banda lining up with other runners on the track at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

“A very, very remarkable race!”

09 September 2016

An incredible start in the first heat of the women’s 1500m event unfortunately wasn’t enough to see Taonere Banda, Malawi’s sole Paralympics competitor, make it through to the final. Continue reading

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New eyewear brand Eye Gave launches effort to help Sightsavers eliminate trachoma

31 August 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Eye Gave, a new eyewear manufacturing company have designed a chic pair of sunglasses, built a supply chain and created the branding and marketing to support Sightsavers’ effort to eliminate trachoma by 2020. 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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