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Dr. Alem Zekarias, head of the National Blindness Prevention and Control Program, indicated that according to the study conducted in 35 sub-zones in 2007 trachoma has been found among the basic health problems in the country.

Asmara, 26 August 2017- Dr. Alem Zekarias, head of the National Blindness Prevention and Control Program, indicated that according to the study conducted in 35 sub-zones in 2007 trachoma has been found among the basic health problems in the country. Dr Alem reiterated that the prevalence of the disease in Mai-Mine which was 65% has been reduced to less than 5% owing to the relentless effort conducted.

Dr. Alem pointed out that strong effort is being made to totally eradicate the disease in 2020 in accordance with the criteria set by the World Health Program.

Last year, according to Dr. Alem, ophthalmic surgery has been conducted on about 1200 patients in the Gash Barka, Anseba and Northern Red Sea regions in cooperation with the Sudanese Ophthalmologists group ‘Albeser’.

Report indicates that pre- independence there was one Ophthalmic Hospital and one Ophthalmologist and to date there are ophthalmic treatment centers in all regions of the country.

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