Trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, is endemic in Benin. Thanks to the support of our Accelerate programme, we are working to protect communities by supporting surgeries for trachoma trichiasis, the advanced stage of trachoma, as well as treatment through mass drug administration.
Thanks to the UK aid’s flagship NTD programme, Ascend West and Central Africa, as a consortium, Sightsavers along with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), Mott Macdonald, and the SCI Foundation, is supporting ministries to protect communities in Benin from lymphatic filariasis.
In Benin, Sightsavers is using digital technology to help eliminate neglected tropical diseases. Sightsavers' TT Tracker app enables our workers to collect and analyse patient data at the touch of a button.See the TT tracker in action