Sightsavers Reports

Saving sight, changing lives

June 2014

It is estimated that 30 per cent of India’s poor reside in urban slums.

Approximately 10 per cent of our urban population is homeless, while 5 per cent of all urban slums are not recognised by the government. Thus, a substantially large number of these impoverished pockets do not receive any health, education or livelihood support from the government.

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Demand for and provision of eye care services in slum populations in Jaipur, India

The overall aim of this study is to better understand the demand for and provision of eye care services in the city of Jaipur, with a specific focus on urban slum-dwelling communities.

July 2019
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Gayatri's story

13-year-old Gayatri from Madhya Pradesh would often complain about having blurry eyesight to her parents.

July 2019
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Amitabh Bachchan launches SEE NOW campaign to help end avoidable blindness

Shri Amitabh Bachchan is the face of a new campaign in Uttar Pradesh that is expected to reach tens of millions of Indians with a simple ask: go and get your vision checked.

June 2019