Articles

Here are articles by journalists and others who seek to put a human face on blinding trachoma, a preventable disease that affects millions of people throughout the world.

Preventable Disease Blinds Poor in Third World

New York Times writer Celia W. Dugger tells the story of one family's struggle with trachoma, and the WHO goal to eliminate the infectious disease by 2020.

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Development Aid That Does Save Lives

Dutch newspaper de Volksrant sends a reporter to Uganda to write about ITI's work to fight blinding trachoma in that country. In 19 countries, most of them in Africa, millions of patients have been treated with medicines from Pfizer worth around 3.6 billion Euros.

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The Battle to Prevent Blindness

The WHO strategy to eliminate blinding trachoma in poor countries by 2020 has delivered encouraging results so far.

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