End Trachoma 2020 Information Day

17
Sep
2017
Moana Pioneers Memorial Hall
44 Nashwauk Crescent
Moana, South Australia
Australia

Rotary International President Ian Risely has challenged Rotary in Australia to eradicate trachoma by 2020.

Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness globally.  Australia remains the world's last developed country where it still persists in remote Aboriginal communities. The World Health Organisation has a global goal to eliminate trachoma by 2020. It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia Trachomatis and spreads by personal contact (via hands, clothing, towels or bedding), or by flies that have been in contact with the discharge from the nose or eyes of an infected person. Blindness from recurrent trachoma infections is irreversible.  But trachoma is an entirely preventable disease, and infections can be treated quickly and effectively.

The Rotary Club of Seaford is hosting a Trachoma information day, with special guest speakers Kerry Kornhauser, Director of Rotary’s End Trachoma 2020 campaign, and Jason Booth, Clinical Educator and Principle Optometrist at Flinders University. Jason has made numerous trips to participate in eye camps with Rotary in Nepal.

Cost $10.00pp includes afternoon tea. Bookings Essential at www.trybooking.com/297369

 



 
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