Click on the green links below to visit Trachoma Atlas partner sites to learn more about blinding trachoma:
The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) was founded in 1998 in response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) call to eliminate blinding trachoma by 2020 (GET2020). ITI’s founding partners, Pfizer and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, saw the need for an international nongovernmental organization dedicated solely to the elimination of blinding trachoma. To achieve that goal, 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—using donated Zithromax®; Facial cleanliness; and Environmental improvement).
The International Coalition for Trachoma Control (ICTC) advocates for the implementation of the WHO-endorsed SAFE strategy to eliminate blinding trachoma. The maps on this website show where SAFE -- Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial cleanliness and Environmental improvement -- is being implemented.