Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that, Iraq has now joined the league of 17 other countries that have eliminated‘trachoma’, which is world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.
The 17 other countries that have eliminated trachoma are: Benin, Cambodia, China, Gambia, Ghana, Islamic Republic of Iran, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Togo and Vanuatu.
What is Neglected Tropical Disease?
How Iraq achieved it?
NTD burden in India:
WHO’s strategy to eliminate Trachoma:
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