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Zahra has her eyes examined.

Bringing eye health into the classroom

Ophthalmic nurse Jeremiah Gwafa was first inspired to work in eye health as a child, after seeing the impact of blindness on his own family.

Lanoi stands outside and smiles with her hands on top of her head. She looks off to the right.

Our sights are set on eliminating trachoma in Kenya

Ophthalmic nurse Jeremiah Gwafa was first inspired to work in eye health as a child, after seeing the impact of blindness on his own family.

A close-up of a woman having her eyes checked for trachoma.

Trachoma elimination in Benin: “All the pain was gone. It was like a miracle!”

Benin has become the latest country to eliminate blinding trachoma. Here we meet people whose lives have been transformed, and those who helped to banish the disease.

Ophthalmologist Moira performs an eye operation.

A day in the life: “You really feel that you’ve made a difference”

Dr Moira Chinthambi received a Sightsavers scholarship to train as an ophthalmologist and now works on our inclusive eye health programme in Malawi.

A day in the life: “I’ve wanted to do this for a long time”

Alinafe Zaina is studying clinical ophthalmology in Malawi with the help of a scholarship provided by Sightsavers’ inclusive eye health programme.

A woman with crutches walks into a building.

We are… promoting inclusive elections

We’re working with partners in Cameroon and Senegal to ensure people with disabilities are able to take part in every stage of the political process.

Two young people hold up flip charts on the wall as part of a training programme in Kenya.

We are… training young people with disabilities

We’re working with partners in Kenya to give young people the skills and practical experience they need to begin a career in IT.

An older man smiles as he holds his right hand over his eye during an eye test.

We are… creating inclusive eye health services 

We’re working with governments in Uganda and Malawi to improve access to quality eye care services and prevent avoidable blindness.

Nora in her classroom with a student who is in a wheelchair. Nora is holding her hands in the air, and the student is watching.

We are… ensuring pre-schools are inclusive

In Malawi, we work with partners to ensure young children with disabilities can learn, play and develop alongside their peers.

A montage of handwritten letters and photos from Malawi.

Letters from Malawi

Hear first-hand how people’s lives have been transformed now that trachoma has been eliminated in the country.

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