Ghana eliminates trachoma

Ghana eliminates trachoma

Government leaders, health workers, volunteers and international aid workers have gathered in Ghana’s capital, Accra, to celebrate the elimination of blinding trachoma in the country. In June this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem.

This is a major achievement given that at the beginning of the century, it was estimated that 2.8 million people in the country were at risk of this devastating but preventable disease.

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Topic: Optical News