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Ghana Becomes First Sub-Saharan African Nation To Eliminate Trachoma

Devex: Ghana eliminates trachoma
“Ghana has become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. Experts credited community, regional, and international collaboration across the public and private sectors for stamping out the disease, which in 2000 threatened more than 2.8 million people in Ghana with blindness, or about 15 percent of the population, according to WHO figures…” (Anders/Roby, 6/14).

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