Trachoma

Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Trachoma. Second Meeting Report

Decatur, GA, USA, 26 February 2016

Authors:
WHO/Department of control of neglected tropical diseases


Overview

Vision of the Network: Global elimination of trachoma as a public health problem by 2020

Aim of the Network: To facilitate coordinated action of designated academic institutions in their trachoma elimination area of work.

Objectives of the WHOCCs, and of the Network as a whole:

  • To plan and undertake collaborative research, and development and application of appropriate technology, relevant to trachoma elimination programmes
  • To plan and undertake capacity building and training initiatives to support trachoma elimination programmes
  • To collaborate in the collection, collation and dissemination of information about trachoma elimination and reference substances relevant to trachoma elimination programmes
  • To help standardize the use of terminology and data about trachoma
  • To coordinate efforts towards research and development; capacity building and training; collection, collation and dissemination of information and reference substances; and standardized use of terminology and data.

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