UK to help save millions from preventable blindness

June 01, 2014

This press release announces that the Department for International Development is investing £39 million to help support the elimination of trachoma in countries including Ethiopia, Zambia, and Tanzania where the disease is highly endemic. The funding will support the implementation of the Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial Cleanliness and Environmental Improvements (SAFE) strategy which has proven successful in eliminating the disease.