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Trachoma is the most common cause of preventable blindness, damaging the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people, and disproportionately affecting women. James Kiyimba of WaterAid Uganda looks at the gender perspective of the disease, and WaterAid’s role in the race to eliminate trachoma by 2020.
Neglected tropical diseases affect the world’s poorest people, and cannot be treated and prevented effectively without safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Margaret Batty, WaterAid’s Director of Global Policy and Campaigns, discusses a new global strategy by the World Health Organization (WHO) which promises to incorporate these vital services to tackle such infections.