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Sightsavers works on a range of programs to prevent blindness and support blind people, and is recommended specifically for its work on deworming

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Fast Facts

  • Sightsavers advocates for, funds, supports and monitors deworming programs as part of its work on fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • The treatment for worms is cheap and easy. Similar programs distribute treatments for between $0.79 and $1.19

Sightsavers works on a range of programs to prevent blindness and support blind people, and is recommended specifically for its work on deworming

How it works:

  • Sightsavers has a variety of programs focussed on preventing blindness and supporting people with impaired vision in low- and middle-income countries. This focus led to its work on Neglected Tropical Diseases, some of which are linked with sight loss (onchocerciasis and trachoma)
  • It is recommended specifically for its work on monitoring and supporting deworming programs
  • Sightsavers provides technical assistance to governments and partners who implement deworming programs, as well as financial support in some cases
  • Technical assistance includes developing training for those implementing mass drug administrations (MDAs), helping

Why we recommend it

  • Deworming is considered a highly cost-effective intervention which remains underfunded globally
  • Sightsavers has room for additional funding to scale up its support of deworming programs
  • It is a highly transparent organisation and shares significant and detailed information publicly

For further information about why Sightsavers is a considered a top charity, we’d recommend reading more on GiveWell’s website.