Initiative for the Elimination of Trachoma in the Americas



In 2023, the partnership between the Government of Canada and PAHO was launched to implement the project to improve the health of communities, women, and children by eliminating trachoma as a public health problem. In this initiative, through a contribution of 15 million Canadian dollars, the Government of Canada is supporting efforts to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem in the Region over the next 5 years.

The countries included in the initiative are Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. These countries are divided into three groups: 1) trachoma endemic countries; 2) countries with populations suspected of having trachoma-affected populations; and 3) countries that have eliminated trachoma. The specific geographic areas of intervention were identified with the national authorities of the participating countries as part of the initiative's work planning.

Región de las América: Alianza para eliminar el tracoma como problema de salud pública

Many countries in the Region of the Americas joins regional efforts to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem.

Mexico continues efforts to maintain trachoma elimination and Guatemala is the country closest to eliminating trachoma in the Americas.


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