Progress for Tanzania - the fight to end trachoma gathers speed

Tanzania, a vast territory in Africa covering around 365 thousand square miles, is home to more than 52 million people.

The majority of the population is rural, making access to health programmes and services difficult, and only 15 percent of people have access to a toilet. 

The country is dealing with 9 of the 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) including trachoma - and they continue to be a heavy burden on millions. 

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