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Double Your Gift: Help Eliminate Blinding Trachoma in Mali and Niger

Trachoma is the world's leading cause of preventable blindness and threatens 136 million people. The infectious eye disease causes terrible pain, disability, and stigma, and keeps communities stuck in a cycle of poverty. Women and children are at greatest risk.

Trachoma is both preventable and treatable, which means a person's eyesight can be saved before it is too late. Using proven and low-cost methods, The Carter Center and its partners have eliminated blinding trachoma in Ghana. Now, Mali and Niger are on the verge of this same success, and we need your help to complete our goal.

Progress in the Fight Against Blinding Trachoma

Last year, donors like you helped The Carter Center facilitate:

  • 16,254 sight-saving surgeries, the majority of which were performed on women, who are almost twice as likely as men to go blind from the disease.
  • More than 15 million people received antibiotics for trachoma prevention in Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, South Sudan, and Sudan.
  • More than 15,000 people trained to support ongoing health education activities in their communities.
  • The broadcast of over 32,000 radio messages on trachoma and how to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • The construction of nearly 14,200 sanitary latrines for trachoma prevention and training for over 300 new masons to build more latrines in their communities.

Thank you for helping some of the world’s poorest people to escape this terrible disease and ensuing blindness.

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The Carter Center thanks The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for making this match possible. Visit the Hilton Foundation's website.

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