Posted by: APO | 15 November 2016

Morocco eliminates trachoma – the leading infectious cause of blindness

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem1 in Morocco. Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. Transmitted through contact with eye and nose discharge of infected people, particularly young children, it affects populations in 42 countries, and is responsible for blindness or visual impairment in around 1.9… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/morocco-eliminates-trachoma–the-leading-infectious-cause-of-blindness?lang=en


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