International Health Programs
Working to restore eyesight and prevent blindness
Seva has active programs in 14 countries in addition to the United States.
Since 1978, we have been a leading innovator in the delivery of vital eye care and diabetes prevention services to the world's most vulnerable, including women, children, and indigenous peoples.
The projects evolve, but our approach is always the same — Seva builds partnerships that respect the cultures and traditional wisdom of the people we serve, and we focus on solutions that can be sustained by local communities.
Sight Programs: Nearly 80% of the world's 39 million blind people would be able to see again if they had access to eye care services. In the past year alone, Seva supported programs served over one million people in some of the world's poorest communities, including 85,000 people who received cataract surgery to restore their eyesight. With partners in 14 countries around the world, Seva is working to reduce avoidable blindness by helping communities to develop high quality, affordable eye care services that they can sustain on their own. Learn more
American Indian Sight Initiative: Seva is pleased to introduce the American Indian Sight Initiative (AISI). AISI stems from Seva’s efforts to tap into our global expertise in providing vision care, honoring our commitment to serving American Indians. We have found many parallels between the eye health needs of American Indians and the underserved communities we support around the world. Despite the existence of U.S. government supported tribal health programs, unmet eye health needs among American Indians are significant Learn more