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Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2017


Trachoma is one of the major causes of preventable blindness globally. It is an eye infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis serotypes A, B, Ba and C. In 2009, the Australian Government invested in the Closing the Gap – Improving Eye and Ear Health Services for Indigenous Australians measure which included committing $16 million over a four‑year period towards eliminating trachoma in Australia. Data collection, analysis and reporting related to the ongoing evaluation of trachoma control strategies in Australia is collected by the The National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit. 

Please click here to view the Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2017.