August 2022: Vanuatu eliminate trachoma

Vanuatu became the fourteenth country globally to eliminate trachoma. The achievement was made possible in part by successful mass drug administrations that reached even the most marginalized and hard-to-reach people with azithromycin. The national program to eliminate the disease began after 2014 surveys revealed that 12% of children ages 1-9 had active trachoma infections. WHO

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