Thanks to leadership from Seva's Dr. Suzanne Gilbert, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has formed new working groups to take up two key issues in the Vision 2020 campaign to prevent blindness — gender and sustainability.
Every five seconds a person goes blind somewhere around the world, and every
minute a child goes blind. Even more disturbing is the fact that two out of
three people who are blind are women and girls; most of them living in areas
of developing countries where they have limited and unequal access to sight
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