Dr Nazma Kabir works with Sightsavers International, a UK basedorganization working in 33 countries in the world with the mission of eliminating avoidable blindness.
Dr. Kabir is the Regional Director of the South Asia and Caribbean reagion. The countries under South Asia are Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and 8-9 island countries under Caribbean such as, Jamaica, Haiti, St Lucia, Antigua, Trinidad, Guyana, Belize, Dominica and Barbados.
Sightsavers works to combat blindness in developing countries, restoring sight through specialist treatment and eye care. They also support people who are irreversibly blind by providing education, counselling and training. They help the people who need it most - those living in poverty in some of the world's poorest countries. Over 50 years Sightsavers has been restoring sight and improving the lives of people who are irreversibly blind in poor countries around the world. Sightsavers have worked in Bangladesh for several decades.
Dr. Kabir is based West Sussex, UK in Sighsavers' head quarter and working in this position since January 2005. Recently she was in Washington D.C to participate in a meeting of the Pan American Health Organization to review the Regional (Latin and North Americas and the Caribbean; eye care plan.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Nazma Kabir talks about their noble mission to combat blindness and the way they have been achieving successes.