ITI is sharing this Community Eye Health Journal article in the spirit of community and partnership. This story is not part of the CEHJ trachoma series, but it highlights important work being done in global eye health.
Story by Islay Mactaggart, Research Fellow in Disability and Global Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, for Community Eye Health Journal.
The Community Eye Health Journal(CEHJ) is published by the International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It addresses the elimination of avoidable blindness and focuses on countries where the burden of preventable blindness is greatest. ITI sponsored recent articles on trachoma in the journal.
The following was written by ITI Program Director Paul Emerson for the Community Eye Health Journal.
In 1998, all member states of the United Nations signed up for the Global Alliance for the Elimination of Blinding Trachoma by 2020 (GET 2020) through World Health Assembly resolution 51.1. This called on member states to complete the mapping of blinding trachoma in the remaining endemic areas and implement the SAFE strategy for trachoma control.