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A school student in a classroom is handed a tablet by a health worker, as other health workers and his classmates look on.

Sightsavers’ deworming work gets $16.9 million funding boost

Sightsavers has been awarded $16.9 million to continue and expand its deworming work, after a funding recommendation from US charity evaluator GiveWell.

May 2023
An eye health worker in a clinic holds up an eye test chart for a patient who is having her eyes screened.

Sightsavers-supported vision centres launch in Chennai

The new centres in India aim to increase access to quality eye health services through an integrated and strengthened approach to urban health.

May 2023
Nora teaches numbers to pre-school children. A child using a wheelchair sits on her left.

Cantel fundraises for Sightsavers with sponsored bike ride

Staff from the IT services company will be cycling from Liverpool to Leeds to raise money to support our work to protect sight and fight for disability rights.

May 2023
As part of an Inclusion Works programme, Manuel, who has a physical disability, assists a colleague to check in a guest at a hotel in Kenya.

Sightsavers partnership aims to improve inclusion in hospitality

Sightsavers has partnered with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to help make the hospitality sector accessible to everyone, with a particular focus on Africa and Asia.

April 2023
A middle aged woman gets her eyes tested.

MTHK teams up with Sightsavers to raise funds to improve eye care

Eye care company MTHK has partnered with Sightsavers ahead of World Health Day to help improve access to eye health services in Africa and Asia.

March 2023
A group of women wearing colourful headscarves smile and laugh during a puppet show in their community.

UK government strategy: Sightsavers calls for further action for women and girls with disabilities

The UK government’s new international women and girls strategy is a positive step. But because 18 per cent of women have a disability, it is essential that disability inclusion is prioritised.

March 2023
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking into a microphone.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame elected chair of UN disability committee

Gertrude, who is Sightsavers’ global advocacy manager for social inclusion, becomes the first African woman to lead the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

March 2023
A group of seven people, four of whom are wheelchair users.

Judith Heumann: “A giant of activism and campaigning”

Sightsavers is sad to learn of the death of disability rights activist Judith Heumann, who was often referred to as the ‘mother of the disability rights movement’.

March 2023
A poster for the film Noor showing the three main actors. The text reads: Selected for best health film.

Sightsavers film shortlisted for Cannes World Film Festival award

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.

February 2023

Sightsavers at the CIES global education conference

In February 2023, Sightsavers will present at the Comparative and International Education Society conference in Washington DC.

February 2023