Gambia Makes History by Eliminating Trachoma

After Ghana, Gambia is only the second African country to eliminate trachoma - a bacterial eye infection that damages the eyelids and causes the eyelashes to turn inwards, is one of 20 neglected tropical diseases that the World Health Organization says disproportionately affect the world's poorest people, writes Emeline Wuilbercq for The Thomson Reuters Foundation.


The Gambia has become the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma, a potentially blinding eye disease.

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