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Morocco Eliminates Trachoma As Public Health Problem, WHO Announces

World Health Organization: Morocco eliminates trachoma — the leading infectious cause of blindness
On Tuesday, “the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Morocco. … To date, eight countries have reported achieving elimination targets and most countries endemic for trachoma are now accelerating the implementation of the SAFE strategy to achieve their elimination targets supported by the WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 (GET2020). … It is estimated that funding of up to US$ 1 billion is required globally to expand and sustain activities to 2020 in order to eliminate the disease as a public health problem…” (11/15).

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