Global Trachoma Mapping Project
Trachoma is the world’s most common infectious cause of blindness. It currently affects 21 million people and a further 180 million are at risk. The Global Trachoma Mapping Project, funded by the UK government's Department for International Development, aims to examine a sample of four million people across 30 countries by March 2015 to identify where people are living at risk of the disease and where treatment programmes are needed.
The global survey, launched in December 2012 and led by Sightsavers, is also supported by the International Trachoma Initiative, and a number of non-governmental organisations and academic institutions.
Our partnership with DFID
Our programme partnership arrangement with DFID
Trachoma mapping grant
The UK is providing up to £10,621,044 over three years to complete the global mapping of the risk and burden of trachoma, the most infectious cause of blindness in the world. This will result in efficient allocation of global resources and ensure treatment is received by those in need.
Trachoma mapping business case and summary
Press releases and media coverage
Global survey to identify 180 million at risk of blinding disease begins in Ethiopia
Sightsavers in the news