River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis Can Be Eliminated by 2025, but Programs Face Headwinds
Onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis can be mostly eliminated as a public health problem by 2025 and 2020 respectively, but there are a number of challenges to reaching these goals, according to the findings of this year’s Mectizan Expert Committee…more.
Countries affected by blinding trachoma and their global health partners now have a new tool to map progress towards eliminating the disease. The Global Atlas of Trachoma is a web-based, interactive map that shows changes in trachoma prevalence around the world over time. The customizable map allows Ministries of Health in affected countries to evaluate their trachoma elimination programs and monitor real-time progress since 2010. This new mapping tool can be used to inform interventions and health policies to eliminate the disease. To see the map, click here.