Meet Dr. Salma (A Seva Trained Eye Surgeon in Nepal).
From SEVA Foundation
In honor of International Women’s Day 2013, Seva proudly highlights one of our most cherished staff members in Nepal. Dr. Salma is an eye surgeon who received her training thanks to support from Seva donors like you. Seva is committed to training women like Dr. Salma who go on to become important leaders in the movement to cure and prevent blindness and low-vision.
We are so proud to invite you to watch this short video feature about Dr. Salma, produced by Seva’s partner TOMS.
Your donation this International Women’s Day will provide training to more young women like Dr. Salma, and provides eye care services to women and girls in the places where it is most needed around the world. Donate.
Overcoming the Gender Gap in Eye Care: Two-thirds of all people who are blind or have low-vision in the developing world are women. This is primarily because women and girls are treated less than half as often as men. Seva’s Women and Girls Initiative, works towards achieving gender equity by focusing on overcoming traditional barriers to women’s and girl’s access to healthcare. Awareness of the problem is not enough, providing solutions to these gender inequities is one of Seva’s top priorities.
Your donation in honor of International Women’s Day 2013, will train more doctors like Dr. Salma, as well as provide transportation for women and girls and subsidize outreach and surgical programs designed specifically to increase the number of women and girls served.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we thank you for generously supporting our programs in the past and hope you continue to support these important initiatives by making a gift to Seva today. Each donation will help open new doors for women and girls around the world.