Seva Canada’s new Gender and Blindness booklet

Marketing and Communications Director
Organisation: Seva Canada

Seva Canada has taken a leadership role in the gender and blindness global initiative, pioneering almost two decades of improvement in this area. In 1999, we supported the first research on gender inequity in the treatment of blindness and visual impairment done by the British Columbia Centre for Epidemiological and International Ophthalmology (BCEIO) and the…

Gender and equitable access: my experiences

Organisation: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Dr. Paul Courtright from the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology talks about how tackling gender inequities in eye care require engagement at the community level. Sr. Ndossi counseling a family regarding cataract surgery in Arumeru District in Arusha Region, Tanzania Before 1989 I never thought much about gender…

Thank You, Champalimaud Foundation!

Senior Director, Innovation and Sight Programs
Organisation: Seva Foundation

Last month, three IAPB member organizations were honored to receive the Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Seva Foundation, and Seva Canada. We are grateful for this recognition of our partnership over the years and our work to strengthen sustainability of eye care services in sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond this, we commend the…