“It makes me happy to see someone protected against blindness.”
Debisa is one of only two outreach workers protecting families from trachoma in the Amhara region in northern Ethiopia, East Africa. This area has one of the highest trachoma prevalence rates in the world – over half of the population have this blinding eye condition. She goes from village to village to find people living with trachoma and provide them eye drops to save their sight.
Trachoma is stealing the sight of thousands of people living in the world’s poorest communities. But there is hope.
CBM is working with partners in the world’s poorest communities to train more community outreach workers like Debisa, to identify people with trachoma and prevent them from going needlessly and irreversibly blind. Find out more.