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Ama's Story
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Two out of three people who are blind are women and girls. Your compassion restored Ama's eyesight, and is helping to increase access to eye care for women around the globe.

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A Seva Story
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This micro-documentary explains the origins of Seva and our work to prevent and cure blindness around the world.

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Let There Be Sight
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Witness a Seva Eye Camp in the Himalayas of Nepal. In Let There Be Sight, Seva donor Turk Pipkin chronicles his journey with a Seva medical team to a remote surgical eye camp in Nepal's Himalayas where hundreds of people had their vision restored. Special thanks to musician and long-time Seva supporter Jackson Browne for use of his song "Doctor My Eyes."

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What Does Seva Mean...
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We asked Dr. Chundak Tenzing, Seva's Sight Program Director: "What does 'Seva' Mean to you?

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Sight in Cambodia
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Many Cambodia children do not have access to eye care services. Seva trains Cambodian doctors and provides infrastructure so that Cambodia can provide care to it's own citizens. Last year, over 70,000 children in Cambodia received eye examinations as a result of Seva's work. 1/2 of children who go blind in developing countries will die within the first year. By preventing and treating blindness, Seva provides opportunities for life to children around the world.

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For a Chance to See
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Dhana lives in one of the most isolated, impoverished villages on the planet, Bajura, Nepal, a stunning but unforgiving landscape he has not seen for five years. Dhana Kadka is blind due to cataracts. Despite this, he walked 10km through the rocky terrain of far west Nepal by feel and memory. Kadka learned that a group of Seva-supported eye doctors were coming for a special visit. So he made the perilous journey on foot for the chance to see.

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Global Sight Initiative

Global Sight Initiative (GSI) is an international network of hospitals and international NGOs working towards the collective goal of restoring sight to an additional 1 million patients each year by 2020.

Seva is eliminating avoidable blindness by constantly growing our community of practice, sharing promising practices through access to clinical and non-clinical expertise, and adopting new approaches within an adaptable framework.

Global Sight Initiative is an expansive network comprised of 3 collaborating international NGOs, 10 mentor institutions and more than 55 mentee hospitals spanning across the world; these numbers continue to grow year over year.

Each member in this network plays a pivotal role in reaching our common goal of eliminating preventable and curable blindness. The network strives to increase the productivity of partner mentee hospitals to achieve the common goal of eliminating preventable and curable blindness. Through capacity building work, Seva and partners identify promising methods of practice and continue to increase the number of high quality, high volume and sustainable eye care services provided by hospitals in the GSI network.

To learn more about this change-making network, visit gsinetwork.org.


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