What if we eliminated one of the world’s oldest diseases? | Caroline Harper

Thousands of years, ancient Nubians outlined depicts on tomb walls of a terrifying illnes that turns the eyelids inside out and induces blindness. This ailment, trachoma, is still a scourge in many parts of the world today — but it’s too entirely preventable, says Caroline Harper. Armed with data from a world mapping campaign, Harper’s organization Sightsavers has a contrive: to focus on countries where funding gaps stand in the way of eliminating the disease and ramp up tries where the necessity is most severe. Learn more about their purpose of entrust trachoma to the history books — and how you can help.( This ambitious plan is one of the first ideas of The Audacious Project, TED’s brand-new initiative to arouse global change .)

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