About us

The International Coalition for Trachoma Control (ICTC) is a coalition of non‐governmental, donor, private sector and academic organizations working together to support the WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 (GET2020 Alliance).

ICTC was established in 2004 to contribute to global efforts to eliminate trachoma by supporting the GET2020 Alliance and to advocate for and implement the WHO-endorsed SAFE strategy. The coalition has a highly committed and professional multi-stakeholder membership, including NGOs, research and academic institutions, donors and private sector organizations.

ICTC members believe we can achieve more together as a group than if we were working as individual organizations. Observers include the World Health Organization (WHO), pharmaceutical, other private sector stakeholders and institutional and philanthropic funders. Membership is free to members and observers, who demonstrate a common commitment to accomplishing GET2020 objectives.

The coalition’s approach is aligned with the GET2020 Alliance's 2016 plan of action Eliminating Trachoma: Accelerating Towards 2020, which outlines what needs to be done to scale up programs and strengthen health systems to achieve the global elimination of trachoma by the year 2020. This builds on earlier roadmaps, The end in sight: 2020 INSight, and WHO's 2011 Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases - a roadmap for implementation, which is a comprehensive plan of control, elimination and eradication targets for 17 NTDs to be reached between 2012-2020.

View a full list of ICTC members and observers

Read Eliminating Trachoma: Accelerating Towards 2020

Find out more about the GET2020 Alliance

Find out more about the SAFE strategy

Download Accelerating work to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases - a roadmap for implementation from the WHO website