Blinding trachoma almost eliminated from MoroccoBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7326.1387b (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1387
- Annabel Ferriman
Trachoma, the world's leading cause of preventable blindness, is expected to be eliminated from Morocco by 2005, the International Trachoma Initiative announced this week.
The initiative, founded in 1998 by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and Pfizer, is currently working in six countries where trachoma is endemic. It is shortly going to extend its work to another three countries in Africa and Asia. Six million people worldwide are blind as a result of the disease, which is …