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Trachoma surgery in Kajiado, Kenya

Uniting to Combat NTDs

01 May 2016


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One of the biggest challenges of treating neglected tropical diseases is the remote and inaccessible regions that many of the world’s poorest live in. Amongst the Maasai of north Kenya trachoma is rife due to the unique relationship this nomadic people have with their animals.

Yet the prevalence of this blinding disease is now decreasing due to a simple operation and mass sensitisation that has been carried out over the past few years.