Kilimanjaro Center for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO)
In 2001, Seva helped establish the Kilimanjaro Center for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO) in Tanzania. KCCO is the only community ophthalmology training institution dedicated to reducing blindness in Africa. With the help of the Seva Foundation, KCCO is radically expanding its training programs, developing community service projects, and providing consulting and mentoring to local eye care programs throughout Africa.
Seva Foundation supports KCCO in offering team training to strengthen community services in countries throughout Africa and in building the service capacity of five local eye hospitals in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda. We help these organizations provide affordable and accessible eye care services as well as multi-disciplinary training for clinical and management personnel. In addition, through the TOMS partnership, Seva has augmented KCCO’s existing support by contributing toward subsidized eye care services of surgeries and medical treatments.