Dedicated to eliminating the world's leading cause of preventable blindness
About 110 million people live in endemic areas and need treatment. An additional 210 million live where trachoma is suspected endemic. An estimated 7.2 million people have an advanced stage of the disease, in which the eyelashes turn inward and scrape the cornea, a painful condition called trichiasis. They face visual impairment or blindness unless treated with a simple surgery.
Trachoma-endemic countries have established national trachoma control programs and are working toward the Global Elimination of Blinding Trachoma by 2020 (GET2020). International partners support these efforts.
Updated and publicly accessible country maps of the geographic distribution of trachoma will further this goal by providing information to sustain implementation efforts and prompt political will for action.