New guidelines and funding for this preventable disease have been long awaited
In line with its Vision 2020 initiative, the World Health Organization adopted a resolution to eliminate blinding trachoma by 2020. To achieve this goal, WHO recommends the SAFE strategy (Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial cleanliness and Environmental improvement) for countries implementing trachoma control programs. Australia is the only developed country of the 57 trachoma endemic countries listed by WHO.1
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