2023 Trachoma Control Program Media Coverage

MaliWeb.net | Journée mondiale de la vue : Le Mali fête l’élimination du trachome

Published by MaliWeb.net

Since May, trachoma has been eliminated as a public health problem in Mali. The celebration ceremony was presided over by Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maïga, in the presence of members of the government and other distinguished guests. Learn more »

Maliweb.net | Journée mondiale de la vue : L’édition 2023 sera célébrée au Mali avec la victoire sur le Trachome

Published by Maliweb.net

This year's celebration of the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem will be coupled with the commemoration of World Sight Day in Mali. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the CICB under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. Learn more »

Mali24 | Journee mondiale de la vue : 220 000 Personnes Touchées par la Cécité au Mali, Selon le Pr. Lamine Traoré

Published by Mali24

In preparation for World Sight Day, observed on the second Thursday of October each year, the Department of Health and Public Hygiene organized a press conference Monday, Oct. 9, chaired by Professor Lamine Traoré, general coordinator of the fight against trachoma in Mali and guest speaker. Learn more »

ECOWAS Recognized for its Leadership in Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

Published by News Ghana.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been recognized for gains made by the West Africa region in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that affect more than 600 million people in Africa, nearly half of whom are in ECOWAS. Learn more »

Carter Center Celebrates Trachoma Elimination Milestone in Mali

Published by Voice of America.

In May, the World Health Organization certified that the countries of Benin and Mali had eliminated trachoma as a public health problem. Six countries in Africa have reached that milestone. The Carter Center believes its program in Mali has helped avert blindness in more than 5 million people, and the antibiotics used to combat trachoma also help prevent infant mortality, the Center said. Learn more »

Reducing Trachoma in Women (PDF)

Published by The Lancet.

Women’s inclusion in trachoma elimination is essential to the success of international trachoma control programs. The 2nd edition of the Women and Trachoma manual was launched at the 24th meeting of the WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma, in Istanbul, Turkey. Learn more »

The Carter Center Continues its Work to Eradicate a Blinding Bacterial Infection

Published by WABE.

Recently, The Carter Center announced that trachoma is no longer a public health problem in Mali. Kelly Callahan, the director of The Carter Center's Trachoma Control Program, stated that people simply need access to resources and tools that will change their lives. In this episode of WABE's “Closer Look” with Rose Scott, Callahan discusses the Center's global fight to eliminate the highly contagious, preventable tropical disease. Learn more »

Health Policy Watch: Bringing Neglected Tropical Diseases out of the Silo

Published by Health Policy Watch.

According to a report last week by The Carter Center, great progress toward eliminating guinea worm has been made, with the number of human cases annually falling from 3.5 million in the mid-1980s to just 13 cases in 2022, poising it to become the second disease in human history that could be eradicated altogether. Learn more »

Pfizer and International Trachoma Initiative Deliver One Billionth Zithromax® Dose Toward Trachoma Elimination by 2030

Published by Pfizer.

Pfizer Inc. and the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI), a program of the independent nonprofit Task Force for Global Health, today announced the donation of the one billionth Zithromax® dose as part of the World Health Organization’s recommended S.A.F.E. strategy to help prevent and treat trachoma. Learn more »

World NTD Day 2023 Video

Jan. 30, 2023, marked the fourth annual World NTD Day, highlighting the global community’s commitment to ending neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that cause immeasurable suffering among the world’s most marginalized communities. Together The Carter Center and our partners celebrated hard-earned progress to #EndtheNeglect and #BeatNTDs. Learn more »

VOA: WHO: Over 1.6B People Infected with Neglected Tropical Diseases

Published by Voice of America.

According to the Carter Center, there were only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease last year, pushing the illness closer to eradication. The Atlanta-based center was co-founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter. Learn more »

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