Preventing avoidable sight loss from cataract and blinding trachoma.

The impact of visual impairment on quality of life is particularly acute for vulnerable populations in developing countries. Relatively simple, low-cost solutions can correct cataract, while trachoma can be controlled by adopting a combination of public health interventions. Our support currently focuses on the elimination of trachoma and increasing access to cataract surgery.


American Friends of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

To support the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s publication and distribution of the Community Eye Health Journal.

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External Resources

We recommend visiting the following partners and external resources that are important to our work:

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    International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

    The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) was established in 1975 as a coordinating, umbrella organization to lead international efforts in blindness prevention activities.

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    Trachoma Atlas

    The Trachoma Atlas is a joint project between a variety of partners including the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the International Trachoma Initiative at The Task Force for Global Health, and The Carter Center, to address the need for up-to-date and publicly accessible maps of trachoma distribution through consolidating data from a number of sources.

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    International Coalition for Trachoma Control

    The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) collaborates with governmental and nongovernmental agencies at the local, national and international levels to implement the WHO-recommended SAFE strategy for trachoma control (Surgery; Antibiotics; Facial cleanliness; and Environmental improvement).

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