Global Trachoma Mapping Project

Trachoma is the world’s most common infectious cause of blindness. It currently affects 21 million people and a further 180 million are at risk. The Global Trachoma Mapping Project, funded by the UK government's Department for International Development, aims to examine a sample of four million people across 30 countries by March 2015 to identify where people are living at risk of the disease and where treatment programmes are needed.

The global survey, launched in December 2012 and led by Sightsavers, is also supported by the International Trachoma Initiative, and a number of non-governmental organisations and academic institutions. 


June 2013: Film: Trachoma mapping in Nigeria
May 2013: Over half a million people checked for trachoma in global mapping project (International Trachoma Initiative website)

Our partnership with DFID
Our programme partnership arrangement with DFID

Trachoma mapping grant
The UK is providing up to £10,621,044 over three years to complete the global mapping of the risk and burden of trachoma, the most infectious cause of blindness in the world. This will result in efficient allocation of global resources and ensure treatment is received by those in need.
Trachoma mapping business case and summary

About trachoma
What is trachoma?
Trachoma facts
Trachoma mapping FAQ
The solution
Eliminating trachoma: the next steps
Trachoma photo film

Press releases and media coverage
Global survey to identify 180 million at risk of blinding disease begins in Ethiopia
Sightsavers in the news

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