Sarah Bartlett discusses Sightsavers’ involvement in this milestone, what we’ve learned from the experience and the work that lies ahead.
The project, which uses superhero characters to educate children about the spread of trachoma, will be introduced as part of efforts to fight the disease.
Sightsavers’ Cristina Jimenez shares her thoughts on the pioneering Tropical Data project, which helps to identify where trachoma treatment is needed.
Government leaders, health workers, volunteers and international aid workers have gathered in Ghana’s capital, Accra, to mark the achievement.
David Agyemang, Sightsavers’ programme manager in Ghana, describes the optimism and celebration as the disease is banished from the country.
A picture taken by photographer Peter Nicholls has been awarded first prize by the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI).