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Seva is an international health organization working to build sustainable programs in underserved communities around the globe. The name Seva (say-va) is the Sanskrit word for "selfless service." Seva was founded in 1978 by a group of medical professionals, counterculture activists, musicians, and compassionate individuals, all dedicated to the alleviation of suffering in the world. Most notably among them are public health expert Dr. Larry Brilliant, spiritual leader Ram Dass, and humanitarian activist Wavy Gravy. Seva has arranged training for doctors, MLOPs (Mid level Ophthalmic Paramedics) and others administrative staff who are working hospital of GHS.

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The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation is an international development Organization working towards eliminating available blindness.The Foundation has been providing cataract surgery and spectacle support at Grameen GC Eye Hospital-Barishal.

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Orbis International

The concept of Orbis began in the late 1960s when Dr. David Paton, a renowned US ophthalmologist, was a faculty member of The Wilmer Eye Institute at John Hopkins. After extended experiences abroad, Dr. Paton recognized the lack of eye care and ophthalmic teaching in developing nations where blindness was widespread. It concerned him because 90% of the worlds avoidable blindness occurs in the developing world, so someone needed to try to close this gap. But the high costs of tuition, international travel and accommodations prevented most doctors and nurses in low-income countries from coming to the USA for training.

GHS and the US-based international organization, Orbis International, with the support of Qatar Development Fund, has signed an agreement for extending quality modern eye care treatment for the ultra poor. It aims to strengthen community eye health services across four districts, increasing access to eye care for children in Bangladesh. This activity forms part of a new initiative called Qatar Creating Vision (QCV).

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Aravind Eye Hospitals & Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology

Originating from that inspired vision two decades back, Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO) became a reality in 1992. LAICO, established with the support of the Lions Club International Sight First Programme and Seva Sight Programme, is Asian first international training facility for blindness prevention workers from India and other parts of the world. Driven by a mission to contribute to the prevention and control of global blindness, the institute trains health-related and managerial personnel in the development and implementation of efficient and sustainable eye care programs. It accomplishes this objective through the broad environment of Aravind Eye Hospitals and Aravind Medical Research Foundation. GHS is receiving continuous support on technical and human resource development from Aravind Eye Hospitals & Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, India through SEVA Foundation of USA.

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LV Prasad Eye Institute

The L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is an eye-care network, established by Dr. Gullapalli Nageswara Rao, an ophthalmologist, at Hyderabad, in 1986. It is a non-profit, multi-campus, non-governmental institution.[1] With more than 275 eye-care centres in India, it is the largest eye-care network in the world. LVPEI is a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centre, and an affiliate hospital of Harvard Medical School.[3] It is the first eye hospital to be accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH).

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Green Children Foundation

Milla Sunde and Marlow Bevan established The Green Children Foundation to support microcredit, education and health care. We believe in promoting positive stories that highlight the solution, not the problem. In 2006, Prof. Yunus and Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize for their 30 years of service in eradicating poverty. As part of the celebrations The Green Children sold a CD/DVD package in stores throughout Norway. With this campaign they raised the funds for GHS's Eye Hospital.

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Sightsavers International

Sightsavers work to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities.

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Nike Foundation

Nike Foundation (NF) promotes the health development of adolescent girls as powerful agents of change in the developing world. NF believes that the adolescent girls are the best return on investment for breaking inter generational cycles of poverty. As such the believe that the most effective anti-poverty programs must specifically address the needs of poor but promising adolescent girls and therefore, NF wants to ensure that their programs are not only well designed, but designed to best address their needs and potential including girls as beneficiaries of empowered access to health care and girls as an integral part of the revolutionized health care system. Therefore, NF is willing to provide fund for establishing a Nursing College in Bangladesh as they used to work with NGOs, donors, organizations in vesting in programmatic interventions, social businesses and institutional capacity building. GHS has established the first Nursing College called "Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing (GCCN)" in collaboration with NIKE Foundation in 2010. .

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Social Business Earth

Social Business Earth is a Social Business centre based in Lugano, Switzerland, that raises awareness on Social Business, a concept developed by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, with a focus on Italy, Switzerland and surrounding areas. We interact with universities, the private sector, NGOs, doctors, artists, media, private individuals and investors who believe that creating a world without poverty is possible through the implementation of a new economic model based on Social Business. GHS is going establish an ENT hospital at Bogra with the collaboration of SBE.

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Lavelle Foundation and Calvert Foundation

The Lavelle Fund for the Blind is dedicated to supporting programs that promote the spiritual, moral, intellectual, and physical development of blind and low-vision people of all ages, together with programs that help people avoid vision loss. Lavelle Foundation through Calvert Foundation was also supported GHS to establish Grameen GC Eye Hospital, Barisal.

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