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2023 Annual Report

The growing divide between those with and without access to essential health services is a big reason why we do what we do. When we implement effective public health infrastructure and monitor it diligently, it helps create resilient, self-sufficient societies. Over the years, Seva’s global network has excelled at delivering affordable, sustainable, and accessible eyecare in communities facing economic, political, and social challenges.

For 45 years, Seva has been engaged in the ongoing global health and development discussion. Our approach involves precise data collection, synthesis, and surveillance to understand health trends, improve service delivery, and expand our range of approved eye care solutions worldwide. Seva’s commitment to science and compassion has reached 57 million people, with over 6.5 million served in the past year.


The Economic and Social Cost of Visual Impairment and Blindness in India

If you ever wondered about the cost of not addressing avoidable blindness, this paper will map out the implications in one of the world’s largest economies – India.

A country that aspires to be a $5 trillion economy cannot afford constraints to economic growth like poor eye health. Over the past 42 years, Seva Foundation has worked tirelessly to support our partners across India as they pioneered inexpensive and effective procedures. Today, in a majority of cases, vision losses can be mitigated – cheaply – with glasses or cataract surgery.



The intent of this document is to provide a current snapshot of the eye care context in Cox's Bazar District of Bangladesh.

The driving factor of this assessment was the influx of Rohingya refugees, which caught international attention. Seva Foundation, as an organization working to develop eye care services within Myanmar and Bangladesh, was concerned about the plight of the Rohingya refugees. Several of the agencies and organizations working in the eye sector in Bangladesh were interested to respond to this refugee crisis and have started to engage in the process of responding.


Gifts of Sight Catalog

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Spirit of Service Newsletter

Since 1978, Seva has been a leading innovator in building partnerships that deliver cost-effective, culturally-informed health services for some of the world's most vulnerable – including women, children and indigenous peoples.

Read the lastest issue of Seva's Spirit of Service Newsletter.

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Actor / Writer


"Compassion and caring for people in need - that's simply a moral necessity. But it's not always easy to do. Seva makes it easy. They know how to put your donations to work in ways that truly benefit people."

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Singer / Humanitarian Activist


"When we met the folks at Seva, we knew we were among kindred spirits, joining to bring people together in service to others. Whether preventing blindness in Nepal, assisting native peoples in Guatemala and Mexico, or helping our own Native Americans, Seva has been there to help alleviate suffering and improve people's lives. Long may they rock!"

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The Grateful Dead


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Nobel Prize Winner / Seva Partner / Founding Chairman of Grameen Health Services


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