News and notices. September 08, 2014

The SAFE strategy for trachoma control: poised for rapid scale-up

Global progress in trachoma mapping and implementation of the integrated SAFE strategy for trachoma control was reviewed by the International Task Force for Disease Eradication (ITFDE) in 2010. The ITFDE concluded that the elimination of blinding trachoma was achievable and that significant progress had been made. However, it also noted that the pace and scale of interventions needed to be accelerated in order to reach these goals.

In this article, Paul Emerson, Director of the International Trachoma Initiative, explains how the GET 2020 Alliance is poised to deliver this required scale-up, making the prospects for achieving the target of freeing the world of blinding trachoma that much more real.

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