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Coordinated Efforts Needed To Eliminate Blinding Trachoma

Elizabeth Kurylo, communications manager with the International Trachoma Initiative, describes the International Coalition for Trachoma Control’s plan “to eliminate blinding trachoma, one of the seven neglected tropical diseases targeted by END7, … called 2020 INSight: The End in Sight,” in this post on the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect” blog. She notes that worldwide, trachoma “makes one person experience severe sight loss every four minutes and blinds four people every hour,” and says “coordinated effort by governments, non-governmental organizations, donors and other stakeholders is urgently needed to achieve the goal” of eradication (12/19).

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