You can help eliminate trachoma.

And protect mothers and children from its pain and blindness forever.

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Your gift today, will save 8X as many mothers and children from blindness.

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Thanks to antibiotics donated by pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc.™ your gift multiplies in value to restore the sight to eight times as many moms and their young children suffering from trachoma.

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I’m worried about my little daughter Hayte and my son Aragaw. I don’t want them to catch this disease, to suffer this horrible pain or to even turn blind. I want them to have a good future.

Serkie






Protect 8X more mothers and children

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How trachoma blinds

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INFECTION:

A dirty hand, tears from crying babies, or a germ-carrying fly comes into contact with a victim’s eye. The infection spreads primarily from children.

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SCARRING:

Infection feels like raw little cuts on the underside of the eyelid. With repeated infections, scar tissue builds up causing the eyelid to turn inward.

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IN-TURNED EYELIDS:

The eyelashes come into contact with the cornea, break off, and scratch the eyeball with every blink.

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DAMAGED CORNEA:

The cornea is cut and then heals, leaving opaque corneal scarring. The victim suffers permanent visual impairment.

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BLINDNESS:

Permanent and irreparable loss of sight.





You can stop trachoma for good

You can help communities prevent infection, preserve vision and eliminate trachoma once and for all. Our proven strategy for fighting trachoma is called SAFE. It stands for Surgery, Antibiotics, Face-washing and Environmental change. You can keep children and families SAFE from pain and blindness.

With your help, we can bring these sight-saving interventions to more communities.


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Trachoma elimination is in sight

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trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness.

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countries endemic of trachoma

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people are at risk of trachoma.

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lost in productivity per year due to trachoma.

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country validated elimination of trachoma.

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countries reported elimination of trachoma.



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