Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia

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Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia

Project Report | May 25, 2017
The Cost Efficiency of Eliminating Trachoma

By Diane Weatherup | Development Director

There are more than 75 million people living in trachoma-endemic areas in Ethiopia, the largest number of any country in the world. 

The last few years, however, have seen enormous changes in the way Ethiopia is responding to the trachoma challenge. The country is viewed as an inspirational example of what can be achieved with strong country leadership and coordinated partner support, like from Orbis, in order to eliminate trachoma.

The disease has a devastating impact on livelihoods limiting access to education and preventing men, women, and children from being able to work and lead fulfilled lives. By leveraging the millions of dollars in donated antibiotics (from Pfizer) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector investments, quality of life for those living in endemic countries can be significantly improved.

Trachoma elimination is a simple and cheap proposition with huge returns on investment. Preserving the sight of an individual with trachoma requires a straightforward operation on the eyelid, and can be done in the local health centre; programme activities including antibiotic distribution, education, water and sanitation have positive impact far beyond ‘trachoma-specific’ end goals. Some have called trachoma elimination a ‘best buy’ in development.

The elimination of trachoma as a public health problem is affordable, cost-effective, and pro-poor.

Thank you for your support! 

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Feb 22, 2017
Sanitation leads to Eradication

By Collette McEntee | Intern

Nov 23, 2016
Orbis - Determined to Eliminate Trachoma

By Diane Weatherup | Development Director

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Orbis Ireland

Location: Dublin,, Dublin - Ireland
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Twitter: @ORBISIreland
Project Leader:
Diane Weatherup
Dalkey , Dublin Ireland

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