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Honorary Brand Ambassador Kabir Bedi encourages truck drivers to get their eyes tested.

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Sightsavers India completes 1 million Sight Restoration Surgeries in a span of five years

Sightsavers India successfully achieves 1 million sight restoration surgeries across the country between the years 2015 to 2019 today.

March 2020
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Sightsavers, Allergan and the IAPB announce the 'Keep Sight' initiative to address Glaucoma in Ganjam, Odisha

Sightsavers, Allergan and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) today announced the launch of it’s unique joint initiative - ‘Keep Sight India’ – a community based glaucoma screening programme to prevent glaucoma-related vision loss in Ganjam District, Odisha.

March 2020
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Sightsavers inaugurates its 14th vision centre for truck drivers in Haryana

Sightsavers with the support of Cholamandalam Investment and Finance company limited has inaugurated its 14th vision centre under RAAHI – National Truckers’ Eye Health Programme.

December 2019

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A Clear View: Life of an Ophthalmologist

Poor eyesight, blurred vision, and frequent eye infections are common problems we all have to face at some point or the other.

Dr Sandeep Bhuttan, April 2020
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Improving eye health and saving lives in India

There are at least nine million truck drivers in India… or there could be 12 million… no-one quite knows.

Sir Clive Jones, March 2020
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Charting the road to accessible elections

On National Voters Day, let us revisit how the largest democracy in the world is moving towards making elections inclusive.

RN Mohanty, January 2019

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Srinu’s story

“To protect people from the pandemic, I, along with my SHG members decided to tailor masks and distribute in the community, and educate people about wearing masks, practice social distancing and handwashing,” says Srinu.

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Preeti's story

Preeti* from Chittaurgarh is 20 years old and has orthopaedic disability. At five years of age, Preeti met with an accident in which she lost one of her legs.

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Zainab's Story

This lockdown has been hard on Zainab*. She has no respite and break from her family members and fights in the house have increased a lot.

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