Seva Foundation is an international non-profit organization that supports community outreach and education programs to spread awareness of available eye care services. Seva Foundation’s eye health education programs focus on nutrition, eye injury prevention, and personal hygiene. The foundation has a network of local eye care providers, fieldworkers, female community health volunteers, savings groups, teachers, and others who help spread the word about eye disease prevention and services.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Seva Foundation facilitates local expansion and further specialization of the existing low vision capacity building program. Seva Foundation provides equipment, additional training in clinical skills, and community outreach to their programs in Nepal and Cambodia. At the Lumbini Eye Institute in Nepal, Seva Foundation works to improve the pediatric ophthalmology fellowship and fosters continuing medical education through additional trainings. With APC’s funding, Seva Foundation also established a pediatric eye unit at the Bharatpur Eye Hospital in Nepal. At the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Cambodia, Seva Foundation builds capacity in the provision of pediatric eye care and improves clinical diagnosis of eye disease through trainings and procurement of high-quality equipment.