An estimated 1.6% of Ethiopia’s the population is blind, with approximately 12% of this blindness caused by trachoma. Trachoma is a highly infectious disease; it is spread through contact with an infected person’s hands or clothing, or by flies that have come in contact with the discharge from an infected eye or nose. One good piece of news is that trachoma is entirely preventable.
ORBIS International has been working to try to save the sight of many of those who are suffering from eyes diseases such as trachoma.
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