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Originally posted in Community Eye Health Journal Vol.24 No.75
An overview of Sightsaver's trachoma fast track strategic plan.
Ce plan stratégique mondial et les plans nationaux qui l’accompagnent peuvent contribuer à mobiliser les partenaires et les ressources pour intensifier nos actions tout au long de notre feuille de route commune et nous permettre d’atteindre l’objectif ambitieux mais réalisable énoncé par l’Assemblée mondiale de la Santé: l’élimination du trachome cécitant dans le monde à l’horizon 2020.
This global roadmap aims to accelerate global progress to trachoma elimination. It lays out the current context and what remains to be done, describes milestones needed to reach global elimination of blinding trachoma by the year 2020 and aims to convince donors and partners that a dollar spent on trachoma is a dollar well spent.
A PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases article on why an updated mapping of trachoma prevalence is needed.
A blog by Simon Bush calling on G8 countries to direct an increased proportion of international development assistance for health towards NTD control, specifically ensuring funding is allocated to the areas of research, prevention and treatment
A large collection of links to useful resources for prevention of blindness and community eye health. Resources are recommended by ICEH staff and partners and include Community Eye Health Journal articles, abstracts and articles from peer-reviewed journals on the latest research and evidence-based medicine, plus many more useful publications, web sites and organisations.
An 11 page article on the history of trachoma published in a special edition of ITI's Trachoma Matters newsletter.
The World Health Assembly 51st report on the Global elimination of blinding trachoma
WHO Trachoma grading card based on the recognition of five signs. Control programmes can use the grading system to diagnose trachoma, assess the magnitude and severity of the problem in a community and monitor the results of medical treatment and control strategies