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Happy #MothersDay everyone! Six-year-old Roni has had cataracts in both eyes since birth and before his operation he could see no further than two feet away. Here he is with his mum having a cuddle after his successful #cataract surgery!
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"Curing people is what I love about my job." An eye care worker in Ethiopia, Sister Habiba saves sight from severe blinding trachoma as well as glaucoma and cataracts! [ Link ]

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03/24/2017 at 12:45. Facebook
It's #FriYay! With partners, we're strengthening eye health systems in places like Nigeria so this little one's sight can be protected!
Without #optometrists like Maria in #Tanzania, who work to screen for cataracts and refractive error, we couldn’t save sight and change lives! Happy #worldoptometryday
By learning about face washing to prevent the spread of a neglected tropical disease called trachoma, Yama and her friends are protected from blindness in Senegal! #WorldWaterDay
A smile to brighten up your day! Criscent, aged 6 from Uganda, had a double cataracts operation and can now see again. Before his operation he could hardly detect light, now he is a confident and independent little boy #InternationalDayofHappiness
Where it's hard to access eye health care in Bangladesh, we have mobile operation vans to visit patients near their homes instead!
Innovative programmes like these wouldn't happen without generous people like you! Support our work from your mobile using #ApplePay: [ Link ]

From Apple Pay to ‘mHealth’, mobile technology is changing the way Sightsavers supporters help improve lives around the world…
Happy #StPatricksDay to Sightsavers Ireland and all of our #Irish and Irish-at-heart supporters around the world!
Treatment for trachoma with The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in Malawi means people just like these can live free from blindness and pain! #EndTrachoma
Today, HRH the Countess of Wessex visits what was once a region badly affected by trachoma in Malawi. But thanks to partnerships to #EndTrachoma, from now on no-one need lose their sight there!

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Her Royal Highness The Countess Of Wessex Gcvo To Visit Trust Programmes In Malawi - End Trachoma
"I am so happy because I will finally be able to see [without pain]." Before Maria had surgery to treat her blinding trachoma, she missed being able to help her family farm. Now, thanks to our work with The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, she working and living independently again! [ Link ] #EndTrachoma
Did you know women are up to four times more likely to be blinded by trachoma than men? Or that 60-90 per cent of pre-school aged children in affected countries suffer an active trachoma infection? With The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, we're working to #EndTrachoma for good! [ Link ]

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Our staff are using technology to save sight from blinding trachoma. You can use your iPhone to help --> [ Link ] #mHealth #ApplePay

From Apple Pay to ‘mHealth’, mobile technology is changing the way Sightsavers supporters help improve lives around the world…
“I was depressed, upset. Sometimes I thought… there’s no point in living like this, it’s better to die. Once I joined the group I felt very, very good. I felt like living.” Juthika, 21, co-owner of a thriving small business after training through our work funded by the European Commission in Bangladesh! #BeBoldForChange

In pictures: Working for social inclusion in Bangladesh
Your donations help keep kids like these healthy, happy and ready to learn! And with support from GiveWell, we're now even better equipped to deliver deworming programmes and treatments for blinding neglected tropical diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa. [ Link ] As featured in the Financial Times

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“All day long people used to insult me so I didn’t think I could do anything. I didn’t think I could stand on my own feet. Now I think I can, and I want to." Ranu, 25, part of our disability inclusion programme with the European Commission in Bangladesh. #BeBoldForChange

In pictures: Working for social inclusion in Bangladesh
Fode loves playing football and wrestling. But until he had treatment for blinding trachoma, his eyes hurt too much to do his favourite activities. Now, using Apple Pay, you can donate instanly to help more kids like Fode. Change a life: [ Link ]

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“Before this we were isolated. The community had a negative perception about us. I couldn’t go anywhere, not even to my relatives’ house. I want other people with disabilities to live the life I am living now.” This #IWD2017, it's time to #BeBoldForChange and put women with disabilities like Hanufa #InThePicture.

International Women's Day - Sightsavers
Nearly one in five women is estimated to have a disability worldwide. Many living in lower income countries face discrimination twice – once because they’re a woman and once because of their disability. This International Women's Day, join us and #BeBoldForChange! [ Link ]