Major progress has been made by governments, donors and international organisations, but more support is needed. This funding will help at least 10 African countries to eliminate trachoma by 2023 and will speed up progress in several others.
Sightsavers CEO Dr Caroline Harper said: “It is now within our grasp to be part of history and stop trachoma in its tracks. This persistent disease blights the world’s poorest communities and traps people into lives of intense pain. Yet it is treatable and preventable.
“Some of the most trusted names in philanthropy are now coming together to make a huge contribution to getting us closer to the finish line. More is needed, but this will be a key intervention.”
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Image on top: Checking for trachoma by Mohamed Ahmed Omar for #MakeVisionCount photo competition