This article looks at the contribution of Helen Keller International and its work to build the capacity of Ministries of Health to conduct community mobilization, mass drug administration campaigns, morbidity management, monitoring and evaluation for neglected tropical diseases.
“From the very beginning there was a recognition that you needed a multipronged strategy for trachoma.” Dr Sheila West, Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, speaking at the NNN meeting in Washington DC.
West has been working in the field of trachoma for 30 years, carrying out research on various aspects of the SAFE strategy in countries such as Tanzania, Niger and Ethiopia.
Presentation giving by Michael MacCallan about his grandfather Arthur MacCallan's pioneering work in Egypt between 1903 and 1923 at the formal ICTC meeting in Paris in September 2014.
A synopsis of Light out of deep darkness, the biography of Arthur MacCallan, an ophthalmologist who undertook pioneering work on trachoma in Egypt between 1903 and 1923.
An 11 page article on the history of trachoma published in a special edition of ITI's Trachoma Matters newsletter.
Although largely considered a problem of developing countries today, trachoma was once extremely common in parts of the United States and accounted for a large proportion of blindness.