Sightsavers and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) are holding an online event on 23 January 2024 to share and discuss learnings around how to eliminate the infectious eye disease trachoma.
The event, which will take place from 2PM – 4PM GMT, will share the findings from a new collection of research papers – 'Trachoma: Accelerating progress to elimination as a public health problem' in the RSTMH journal International Health. You can read the research supplement here.
The event will focus on two topics:
- How governments and their partners can use innovative approaches to speed up the elimination of trachoma
- How to address advanced trachoma (known as ‘trichiasis’) in affected communities
Speakers will be sharing the latest insights from major trachoma initiatives such as the Accelerate and Tropical Data programmes, and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss these during a series of Q&A sessions.
This collection of papers is the last to be published as part of a three-year partnership, in which RSTMH has used its scientific journals and other communications channels to help disseminate the key outputs and learnings from Sightsavers’ lead programmes.