About 1.9 million people worldwide are blind or visually impaired because of trachoma, but the disease can be treated, cured and prevented from recurring.
Trachoma has already been eliminated in countries including Ghana, Oman, Morocco and Mexico, meaning millions of people no longer live with the pain, suffering and blindness it can cause. Yet there are still 43 countries that count trachoma as a public health problem. Working with our partners, we’re on track to eliminate the disease in the countries where we work.
In June 2018, Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to beat the disease, showing that elimination is closer than ever.Read the story