Disease prevention and control

Preventing_Eye_Problems
Donation Goal For This Project is USD210000
Raised USD126000
60%
60% Donated
USD84000 To Go

Neglected sight diseases

As a major aspect of our work, we battle two debilitiating sicknesses that influence in excess of a billion people. These parasitic and bacterial contaminations are known as neglected tropical diseases(NTDs).

Ignored tropical illnesses are most pervasive in provincial territories, urban ghettos and in strife zones. They influence a portion of the world’s poorest individuals and can cause extreme and long lasting weakness.

Crafted by UNAB and accomplices demonstrates that these illnesses can be forestalled, treated and killed. Here you can discover progressively about the five NTDs that UNAB centers around (two blinding and three non-blinding), and the advancement being made to battle them.

Trachoma

Trachoma is the world’s driving irresistible reason for visual deficiency, and begins off as an eye disease somewhat like conjunctivitis.

On the off chance that it isn’t dealt with, after some time it causes scarring to the eyelid that makes the eyelashes turn internal and rub against the eye, causing colossal torment and, in the long run, visual impairment. The disease can be treated with anti-infection agents, while medical procedure can stop the eyelashes rubbing against the eyeball.

River blindness

River blindness visual deficiency, otherwise called onchocerciasis, is a parasitic contamination that can cause serious skin aggravation, tingling, visual weakness and irreversible visual impairment.

It is spread by the chomp of contaminated dark flies that breed in quick streaming waterways, which offered ascend to the term ‘waterway visual impairment’. It tends to be treated with drug to help stop the spread of contamination.