Benin and Ghana, two of the countries where Sightsavers works, have been recognised for their success in wiping out several diseases that are prevalent in poor and marginalised communities.
Noor, a short film about the impact of childhood visual impairment, has been selected for the ‘Best health film’ category at the Cannes World Film Festival.
The prize was awarded for our inclusion project which promotes the rights of people with disabilities to participate in civic and political life in Cameroon and Senegal.
Sightsavers’ Simon Bush has received a lifetime achievement award for his work on river blindness, and has been named president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Two Sightsavers films about inclusive education and trachoma have won awards at the fifth Charity Film Awards, which celebrate the best films in the sector.
The Put Us in the Picture website teaches schoolchildren in Ireland about inclusive education and disability in low income countries.
Sightsavers won the innovation award for its accessibility standards and audit toolkit, which helps improve healthcare facilities for people with disabilities.
Kareen Atekem's work on a new project to help control and eliminate two neglected tropical diseases has been recognised by the NTD Innovation Prize competition.
Getrude has been recognised at the World Blindness Summit 2021 for her work in social inclusion and disability rights.
Three Sightsavers nominees from Tanzania have received recognition in the 2020 IAPB Vision Excellence awards.
One year after it was exhibited, Sightsavers’ innovative photography exhibition BLINK has won another prestigious award.
Sightsavers’ director for programme operations, Joy Shu’aibu, has been named an Inspiring Communicator for 2020.
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