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Trachoma: Defeating a Blinding Curse

"Trachoma: Defeating a Blinding Curse," a documentary feature film that follows Carter Center staff, global health partners, and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter engaged in a comprehensive strategy to eliminate blinding trachoma in Ethiopia, first aired on American Public Television stations nationwide Oct 1.

For seven years, a documentary film crew followed Carter Center staff and teams of health care professionals as they fought to eliminate blinding trachoma in Amhara, the most endemic region in Ethiopia. Carter Center national and field staff worked with local leaders using the SAFE strategy, a multi-pronged approach to trachoma prevention that includes: Surgery, Antibiotics, Face washing and hygiene education, and Environmental improvement.

The Carter Center works with ministries of health in six African countries to eliminate blinding trachoma, the world's leading cause of preventable blindness.

Learn more about the Carter Center's Trachoma Control Program:
http://www.cartercenter.org/health/trachoma/index.html

View a list of air dates/locations:
http://www.cartercenter.org/news/features/h/trachoma/defeating-blinding-curse-trailer.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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