A new report released by the World Health Organization confirms that thanks to the hard work of Seva and our VISION 2020 partner organizations, rates of global blindness have been reduced for the first time in history.
In less time than it takes to read this article, a child will lose their eyesight. One every minute. The child will likely be living in poverty, struggling for survival in one of the many parts of the world where access to even the most basic of eye care services continue to be out of reach.
The New York Times covers the journey of one of the very first Apple II computers donated by Steve Jobs to Seva. The computer spent the last 33 years in Kathmandu, Nepal and has helped Seva to restore eyesight to millions of people in Nepal and around the globe.
Philosopher Peter Singer and his organization The Life You Can Save features Seva in their top 10 list of charities to support, noting that donating to Seva's blindness prevention programs is a good example of effective altruism.
Meet Mr. Leng Pisith. Leng is a community eye health outreach worker based out of the Seva field office in Battambang, Cambodia. Each week Leng packs up his set of basic optometry tools and travels to remote communities throughout his assigned region of Cambodia along the border of Thailand.
Seva's eye care team met Mr. Ram Bahadur when he and his wife came to a Seva remote eye camp in the town of Arghakhanchi, Nepal. Bahadur couldn't see our faces because he had completely lost his eyesight, but he told us his story.
Santa Fe Public Radio recently interviewed Seva's Executive Director, Jack Blanks, the podcast of this interview is available online and we invite you to learn more about this exciting new initiative serving Native American communities throughout New Mexico.
A telling article on the relationship of poverty and blindness, written by Dr. Ken Bassett, Program Director at our sister organization Seva Canada and Director of the BC Centre for Epidemiologic and International Ophthalmology.