Vision: The global elimination of trachoma as a public health problem by 2030.
Mission: To assist country governments and other stakeholders in the implementation of the WHO-endorsed SAFE strategy in support of the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem.
About us: Established in 2004, the International Coalition for Trachoma Control (ICTC) is a multistakeholder collaboration platform for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia, donors, and industry working together with the explicit goal to reach global elimination of trachoma as a public health problem by 2020.
ICTC enables a platform for members to identify gaps in the global trachoma program, share learnings, develop preferred practices, and coordinate joint programming and advocacy efforts to mobilise resources. Notably, from 2014-2019, ICTC members supported health ministries to scale-up the SAFE strategy through two major partnership initiatives: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Trachoma Initiative and the DFID SAFE Program.
ICTC is aligned with approaches and targets included in the World report on vision and Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030 and responds to priorities raised by endemic countries through the WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 (GET2020 Alliance). The GET2020 Alliance is a cooperative group composed of endemic country governments, donors, industry, research, academia and implementing NGOs, which collectively support country implementation of the SAFE strategy and the strengthening of national capacity through epidemiological assessment, monitoring, surveillance, project evaluation and resource mobilization. ICTC is guided by its strategic plan 2022-2030, THE END IN SIGHT: From collaboration to elimination, which unites its diverse membership across key strategic objectives. Learn more about ICTC’s strategic plan here.
Membership is open to all organizations who demonstrate a common commitment to the achievement of the global elimination of trachoma as a public health problem and support for GET2020 Alliance objectives.