Trachoma is a painful and potentially blinding disease that affects 137 million people around the world. Most of these people live in poor and hard-to-reach areas.
Trachoma is preventable. But it takes a huge number of people to eliminate a disease like this – no one can do it alone. If any one of the puzzle pieces is missing, then individuals, families, communities and countries will continue to feel the harsh impact of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
At Sightsavers, we play our part by coordinating many different people, and by ensuring everyone is equipped with the skills and information they need.
Click the bubbles below to meet some of the people who are making trachoma elimination possible, and find out how you can play your part.
Watch our animation to meet the people eliminating trachoma.
If everyone continues to work together, we can eliminate trachoma in our lifetime.
Eliminating the disease will save millions of people from the pain and stigma that trachoma can cause. To join the fight, help us spread the word: share our suggested posts below on your own social media channels.
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We need to work together to eliminate trachoma. If any of these puzzle pieces were missing, individuals, families, communities and countries would continue to feel the painful impact of this disease. You can #PlayYourPart to #EndTrachoma. Share on Twitter
137 million people are at risk of going blind from trachoma. Only by working together can we #EndTrachoma. Just like a jigsaw puzzle, every piece matters. The surgeon, the case finder, the donor, the volunteer, they all play their part. By spreading the word about trachoma, I'm playing my part too. Find out how you can be a piece of the puzzle and #PlayYourPart. Share on Facebook
137 million people are at risk of going blind from trachoma. Only by working together can we #EndTrachoma. Just like a jigsaw puzzle, every piece matters. I'm playing my part by spreading the word about trachoma. You can #PlayYourPart too! Download the image Share on Instagram
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