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Expanded Access To Medicine Allows Treatment Of 85M People For Trachoma, Improving Prospects For Disease Elimination

WHO: 85 million people treated for trachoma through expanded access to medicine
“New data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) show a remarkable 63 percent increase in the number of people treated with an antibiotic for trachoma during the period 2014-2016, considerably improving prospects for the global elimination of the disease. The surge is mainly due to an expanded access to donated azithromycin…” (7/13).

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