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WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020: progress report on elimination of trachoma, 2020

Map showing Status of elimination of trachoma as a public health problem, 2021

The number of people at risk from trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, remained stable in 2020 despite disruptions to community-based interventions caused by COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported in its Weekly Epidemiological Record.

The progress update presents 2020 data on the implementation of the WHO-endorsed SAFE strategy (surgery, antibiotics, facial cleanliness, environmental improvements) in trachoma-endemic countries as well as summaries based on district-level prevalence estimates held in the GET2020 database as of 21 June 2021.

For more information, see the Weekly Epidemiological Record.