Trachoma intervention

Trachoma intervention reaches 8024 Nauruans

Trachoma is a disease of the eye caused by infection with the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis.

It is a public health issue in Nauru and around the world, with 44 countries and 142 million people living in trachoma endemic areas and at risk of trachoma blindness, based on March 2019 data from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Left untreated, repeated trachoma infections can result in permanent blindness, and data collected in Nauru over the past year has found the presence of trachoma follicles in children aged one to nine years is 23 per cent.