Thursday, 26 March 2009


Trachoma is a serious water-washed eye infection and the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness. There’s a lot of useful information on the International Trachoma Initiative website, and the Disease Control Priorities Project has posted the good news: The End of Blinding Trachoma among the World's Poor is in Sight.

Have a look at the BBC’s Survival series on tropical diseases − 8 full-length (~45-minute) programmes available to watch online here. Episode 1 deals with trachoma, schistosomiasis, and lymphatic filariasis in Niger, West Africa.