Sightsavers works in more than 30 countries worldwide, focusing on Africa and Asia. Our vision is of a world where avoidable blindness has been eliminated, and people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. We partner with local, regional, national and international organisations, ministries, governments and non-governmental organisations, in order to run sustainable development projects. These focus on promoting disability rights, inclusive education and strengthening health systems.

Sightsavers and the Sustainable Development Goals 

Sightsavers’ work is aligned with the SDGs and directly contributes to achieving them. We’re working towards a world where everyone has access to health care (Goals 1 and 3); where there’s no gender or disability discrimination (Goals 5, 10 and 16); where neglected tropical diseases have been eliminated (Goals 3 and 6); and where every child can access education (Goal 4). We’re aiming for a world where no one is left behind (Goals 4, 8, 11 and 16). We work in partnership (Goal 17) with local, national and international organisations to bring about change: from small self-help groups set up by and for people with disabilities, to government departments in the UK and developing countries, to multilaterals like the World Bank and funders like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

For the Bond SDG Group, Sightsavers' Andrew Griffiths works with Ruth Fuller from WWF to co-chair the group which is made up of over 150 international development organisations to advocate for the UK to implement the SDGs in its international work.

To find out more please contact Andrew Griffiths