If you are not aware of the work they perform to not only cure blindness but to sustain vision health in many third world countries, please have a look at their web site to better appreciate the valuable training and sustainable services they provide:
Working in some of the most remote parts of some of the poorest countries in the world, like Madagascar, Tanzania, Cambodia, and Nepal, Seva provides communities with access to high-quality eye care and the tools and training locals need to administer this care to their own people. Rather than simply setting up temporary treatment centres, Seva’s model provides a long-term vision care solution to help the local communities treat and prevent blindness themselves for generations to come.
In addition to their international efforts, Seva Canada’s research initiatives have led to strategies to overcome gender, economic and geographic barriers to ensure universal access to eye care is available for all. For example, it was discovered that cataracts, the leading cause of vision loss worldwide, were disproportionally impacting women. This statistic was only identified because of Seva Canada’s research, which found that women develop cataracts at the same frequency as men, but because they have less access to available services, the effects are much more severe.
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