Trachoma

About Trachoma

Trachoma is the leading cause of infectious blindness in 42 of the world's poorest countries. Australia is the only developed country in the world to still have active trachoma in remote Indigenous communities. Trachoma is most often found in small children but scarring and in turned eye lashes are found in older people throughout the country. Trachoma persists in areas with poor personal and community hygiene.

In 2010, IEHU coordinated the development of the Trachoma Story Kit. This comprehensive kit includes flipcharts, guidelines & student resources that can be used by clinics, schools & community groups to provide clear and consistent messages about trachoma, how it is spread & how everyone can help to eliminate it.

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"We would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which our Melbourne office is located and acknowledge the Arrernte people of Central Australia, Kaurna people of Adelaide, Dharawal people of NSW and Larrakia people of Darwin as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff are based."

"We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, particularly those who have made and continue to make contributions to the work to Close the Gap for Vision."

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