Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. The Carter Center, with support from its partners, has been a leader in the fight against the disease in Africa since 1998. Through inexpensive, grassroots solutions, millions of people are now able to preserve their eyesight.
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.