Em 2014, o Fundo do Jubileu de Diamante da Rainha Isabel (o Fundo) e o Departamento para o Desenvolvimento Internacional do Reino Unido (DFID) deram início a dois ambiciosos programas quinquenais de combate ao tracoma em 10 países africanos.
En 2014, le Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (le Trust) et le ministère britannique du Développement international (DFID) ont lancé deux programmes quinquennaux ambitieux visant à lutter contre le trachome dans dix pays d’Afrique.
The Evaluative Learning Exercise was commissioned to generate strategic learning from The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Trachoma Initiative and the DFID SAFE Program to contribute to available evidence about trachoma elimination, NTD strategy and programming, and the broader health sector.
Key background information on the Trachoma Free Africa campaign.
Infographic of key facts and statistics on trachoma in Africa.
Sets out the vision for Trachoma Free Africa, a funding campaign in support of the global elimination of trachoma by 2020.
Trachoma AFE intervention data as at 20 March 2017; S intervention data as at 1 March 2016
“From the very beginning there was a recognition that you needed a multipronged strategy for trachoma.” Dr Sheila West, Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, speaking at the NNN meeting in Washington DC.
West has been working in the field of trachoma for 30 years, carrying out research on various aspects of the SAFE strategy in countries such as Tanzania, Niger and Ethiopia.
Australia remains the only high-income country where trachoma is endemic. There are, however, so few people that have the disease, tracing them is not easy. Read more here about how organisations in Australia are pulling out all the stops to reach the 2020 elimination target.