The Carter Center continues its work to eradicate a blinding bacterial infection
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, trachoma is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness more than any other infection in the world.
The Carter Center recently announced that blinding bacterial infection is no longer a public health problem in Mali.
On Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Kelly Callahan, the director of The Carter Center’s Trachoma Control Program, told program host Rose Scott that people just need access to tools and resources and they’ll change their lives.
Callahan further explained that the infection can be found in several African countries, including Sudan and Ethiopia. During the conversation, Callahan talked more about the NGO’s global fight to eradicate the highly contagious preventable tropical disease.