Seva Foundation Visits SCF

Traditional Healing Clinic Manager Buz Daney describes Traditional Healing Clinic’s role in the Nuka System of Care.

Members of the Seva Foundation visited Southcentral Foundation and the C’eyiits’ Hwnax Life House Community Health Center, mid-September. While visiting Optometry and Anchorage Native Primary Care Center, they were able to see how the Nuka System of Care is applied in a variety of settings.

Seva Foundation focuses on ensuring rural community members, locally and abroad, receive critical eyecare services. Seva is a global nonprofit eyecare organization that aims to restore sight and preventing blindness to underserved communities, especially women, children, and indigenous peoples.

According to Seva, an estimated 217 million people in the world are vision impaired and 36 million people are blind. Eighty percent of all blindness and vision impairment can be prevented or cured. According to the World Bank, restoring sight is one of the most cost-effective health interventions to reduce poverty.

SCF is a part of Seva Foundation’s Indian Sight Initiative and embraces the opportunity to be included in a program that has made preserving and protecting the eyesight of people who live rural communities a priority.

Since 1978, Seva has provided sight-saving surgeries, eyeglasses, medicine, and other eye care services to more than 40 million people in underserved communities.

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