The world's leading cause of preventable blindness, trachoma spreads easily from person to person. Of the 320 million people at risk for trachoma, most are children. Women are almost twice as likely as men to develop the advanced stage of the disease, which can lead to painful disability or blindness. Carter Center Trachoma Control Program Director Dr. Paul Emerson explains why no one should have to suffer from this horrible disease.
Read Dr. Paul Emerson's Huffington Post blog, "The Eye of the Beholder: Why Fighting Trachoma Matters" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-paul-emerson/trachoma-prevention-care_b_3094745.html
Learn more about the Carter Center's Trachoma Control Program: http://www.cartercenter.org/health/trachoma/index.html
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.
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