The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust is a charitable foundation with a mission to leave a lasting legacy, owned by the whole Commonwealth, in honour of Her Majesty The Queen.

The Trust is working with members of the International Coalition for Trachoma Control to make significant advances towards the elimination of blinding trachoma – the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness – in 11 Commonwealth countries. It is implementing the World Health Organization endorsed SAFE strategy to fight the disease.

 

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Provide Surgery to over 135,000 people* in order to correct their in-turned eyelashes

*Targets for African countries. Correct as of August 2015

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Provide over 13 million antibiotic treatments* to prevent and treat the infection

*Targets for African countries. Correct as of August 2015

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Facial Cleanliness campaigns in 46 districts* to prevent transmission from person to person

*Targets for African countries. Correct as of August 2015

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Environmental improvements in 46 Districts* to increase access to safe water sources and sanitation.

*Targets for African countries. Correct as of August 2015

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The initiative is being delivered by the International Coalition for Trachoma Control, in association with the partners below.