Global Trachoma Mapping Project Organizers Hope Disease Can Be Eliminated By 2020

SciDev.Net: Mapping trachoma to eradicate blindness
“…Until now, lack of data on trachoma-hit areas has meant health programs did not necessarily reach the most vulnerable. In the interactive visualization below, we explore the Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP). Implemented in 2012, it is the largest global mapping of infectious disease ever…” (2/9).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Biggest ever infectious disease survey to speed end of trachoma
“…The scale and quality of the survey mean trachoma, an extremely painful disease which causes blindness, could be eliminated by 2020, according to the GTMP organizers — the World Health Organization, the Carter Center, and the international NGO Sightsavers. ‘We know where it is, we know how prevalent it is, so we know what to do,’ said Tom Millar, who co-led the project. ‘We’re very hopeful it can now be eliminated’…” (Whiting, 2/9).

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