“We owe it to ourselves as a species to make sure that nobody goes blind from trachoma in the next decade. People who get trachoma get it because they have nothing." Anthony Solomon, WHO Medical Officer for trachoma, talking to Liz Hillman of EyeWorld.
In 1996, the World Health Organization (WHO) formed the Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 (GET2020). Now, less than 4 years away from that goal, there are still millions at risk or suffering from the preventable, vision-threatening disease.