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Sight-saving Surgery

The Carter Center and partners reached a milestone in 2016 as local health workers performed more trichiasis surgeries than in any previous year.

The Center assists ministries of health in six African countries to prevent Trachoma, the world's leading cause of infectious blindness. Spread from person to person by eye-seeking flies, repeated bacterial infection can lead to trichiasis, an inward turning of the eyelid that can only be corrected by surgery.

Learn more about the Trachoma Control Program:
https://www.cartercenter.org/health/trachoma/index.html

Blog | Ethiopia Trachoma Control Program Far Exceeds 2016 Surgical Goal
http://blog.cartercenter.org/2017/02/28/ethiopia-trachoma-control-program-far-exceeds-2016-surgical-goal/

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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