Seva Canada Society Program 2011-2016

Reporting Organization:Seva Canada Society
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 985,156
Timeframe: June 9, 2011 - August 31, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Seva Canada Society

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 413,765.52 (42.00%)

Nepal - $ 354,656.16 (36.00%)

Madagascar - $ 137,921.84 (14.00%)

Malawi - $ 78,812.48 (8.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (34 %)

Health Promotion & Education (33 %)

Primary Health Care (33 %)

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The primary focus of Seva’s program is to strengthen community ophthalmology, especially the identification and treatment of people needing cataract surgery. Program components include strengthening institutional training, research, knowledge transfer and monitoring capabilities, reducing gender inequalities in access to eye care and meeting the specific needs of children. Public engagement activities in Canada regarding blindness issues are a component of this program.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns Older adults, women Older adults, men
Descriptors: Rural Persons with disabilities
Total Direct Population: 1,129,816
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of September 30, 2015 include: In Nepal: (i) more than 673,188 patients were screened for eye health and treated for problems, and more than 34,364 cataract operations (55% of whom were women) were performed; and (ii) 419,325 school children were screened through outreach and school screenings and 9,313 of them (2.2%) received free glasses. In Tanzania: (i) 37,303 people (50% women) were examined and treated, and 3,223 people (50% women) had cataract surgery; (ii) regional community ophthalmology programs and community ophthalmology units in individual hospitals increased their ability to provide high quality eye care services through better trained clinical and management staff and improved community linkages and partnerships; (iii) the community ophthalmology program in Mara district continue an innovative collaboration with microfinance groups to identify and refer eye care patients; and (iv) strategic plans for scaling up gender equity efforts continued to be implemented. These results are contributing to improving people’s access to quality eye care, especially cataract surgery.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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