STOP the pain and blindness of trachoma

Rush sight-saving care to children today.

Trachoma is the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness

Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated.

The infection causes sores to develop on the underside of the eyelid. The sores turn into scars that pull the eyelid inward – causing the lashes to scrape against the eyeball and cut the cornea. This causes opaque scarring which results in irreversible blindness.

In parts of Ethiopia, 50% of the population will contract this devastating disease.

We must ACT NOW to prevent children like Zewdie from going blind.

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Without medical care, children like Zewdie will lose their sight forever.

Trachoma CAN be eliminated!

By using the S.A.F.E. strategy, together we can stop trachoma in its tracks

Surgery

surgery

In the advanced stage of the disease, eyelashes turn inward and cut the cornea. Surgery corrects the eyelid to stop the pain and prevent permanent damage.

Antibiotics

Antibiotics

Sight-saving medication kills the bacteria and treats the infection. Pfizer has donated antiobiotics. Now, it’s up to us to get it to the children who need it.

Facial cleanliness

Facial-cleanliness

Washing faces with clean water is an effective way to get rid of germs and prevent infection from taking hold.

Environmental change

Environmental

Improved sanitation, including latrines and clean water, can dramatically decrease the rate of infection, eventually leading to the eradication of trachoma.

Save 8 TIMES as many kids from blindness

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Pfizer Inc. has donated the antibiotics needed to treat trachoma. Every dollar you give will multiply 8 TIMES in value to protect children from the pain and blindness of trachoma.