CBM Australia supported the Amhara Trachoma Control Program – a four-year project designed to reduce the spread of blinding trachoma in 12 areas in Ethiopia.
The project sought to reduce the prevalence of blinding trachoma by raising awareness about how the disease is transmitted due to poor hygiene. Communities saw improvements through better water supply, improved hygiene and sanitation, health services that were more accessible, and screening and referrals for treatment for people with active trachoma.