Seva - Compassion in Action
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Solutions in Sight

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 infastruction 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. Kadhka 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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Universal Access

The World Health Organization defines universal health access or coverage (and thus universal eye health) as “ensuring that all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that people do not suffer financial hardship when paying for these services.*

Seva Foundation is committed to increasing access to high quality, affordable eye care services for anyone, regardless of what that person can pay.

One way to do this is to increase the number of primary vision centers. These centers provide comprehensive eye exams and can address many of the patient’s concerns right in the facility, saving patients time and money.

We have seen how these centers work firsthand in Nepal, where Seva supports offering an effective way to increase access to eye care for remote, rural populations in Nepal. Women and girls are especially likely to seek care if it is close to home. Nearly 90% of eye problems can be treated at a PECC, and patients who need further care, such as cataract surgery, can be referred to the nearest hospital.

Seva supports the expansion of primary vision centers in all of the countries where we work and funds primary vision centers through our Global Sight Initiative.

*http://www.who.int/health_financing/universal_coverage_definition/en/

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