Seva Canada’s vision is a world in which no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired. Seva Canada, an international development organization, restores sight and prevents blindness in low- and middle-income countries around the world. To date, Seva donors have given over 5 million people the power of sight through life-changing surgeries and provided eye care services to millions more including glasses and medicine.
Almost everyone will need access to eye care services during their lifetime. Seva has restored sight to over 5 million people and helped prevent and treat visual impairment to millions more. But the need is enormous. And growing. Around the world, 1.1 billion people live with vision loss. Seva Canada’s vision is a world in which no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired. In this first episode, we look at “why sight” is at the forefront of Seva Canada’s mission.
Development with Dignity
Seva Canada recognizes that fostering dignity among its partners, giving leadership roles, autonomy to make decisions, and equity in achieving development, isn’t simply measured by the growth of programs and the number of eye patients successfully served. In part two of this series, we look at the importance of ensuring development with dignity in Seva Canada’s pursuit of providing quality eye care to people in low and middle-income countries around the world.
Everyone, regardless of where they live, their income, religion, gender and sex, deserves access to high-quality eye care. Seva Canada believes everyone deserves an equal right to sight.
The majority of the world's blind are women and girls, a fact that was discovered by Seva Canada-supported research. Seva Canada donors help women and girls overcome barriers to accessing eye care; barriers that include a lack of education and financial resources and limited decision-making power