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Extending Antibiotic Donations to Eliminate Trachoma

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Pfizer has long been a partner in the global effort to eliminate trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, through its donation of an oral antibiotic that can help treat and prevent the debilitating disease. Now, Pfizer has announced that it will extend its donation of the antibiotic through 2025, building on the company’s 20-year support of a partnership to eliminate this disease.

Nepal Validated by WHO for Eliminating Blinding Trachoma

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it has validated Nepal as the sixth country to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem.

A Family Legacy: Improving Global Public Health

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When Dr. Charles A. Knirsch, MD, MPH, joined Pfizer more than 20 years ago, planning had just begun for a new partnership to eliminate trachoma, a neglected tropical disease and the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.

Individuals Working Together to Eliminate Trachoma

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Every day, thousands of individuals work in different capacities toward the global elimination of trachoma, a neglected tropical disease (NTD) and the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. From manufacturing the antibiotic used to help treat trachoma, to distributing medication in affected communities, to performing surgery on those suffering from trichiasis, the blinding stage of trachoma, the roles in the fight to eliminate this disease are wide-ranging.

Reflections from Uganda: Partnerships to Eliminate Disease

By Caroline Roan, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Pfizer, and President of the Pfizer Foundation
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There is nothing more inspiring to me than observing the direct impact that collaboration and partnership can have on communities in need.

Partnerships Drive Progress Toward a Trachoma-Free World

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Pfizer and its incredible network of partners dedicated to the fight against trachoma recently came together at the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Summit 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the 

World Health Assembly: Celebrating the End of Trachoma in Morocco

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Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect more than 1 billion people, mostly in poor and developing areas. They are both a consequence and a cause of poverty, thriving where access to clean water, sanitation and healthcare is limited.

Creating a Blueprint for Eliminating Trachoma

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After more than six decades of fighting the spread of trachoma in Morocco, on November 14, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged that the Moroccan government eliminated the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness as a public health problem.

Pfizer, Partners Will Discuss “How to End a Plague” during SXSW Panel

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“In your pocket, you have a tool that we have employed to map the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.”
– Dr. Paul Emerson, Director of the International Trachoma Initiative at The Task Force for Global Health.

Pfizer Launches “Individual Voices” Site, Showcasing the Many Individuals Driving and Impacted by Pfizer’s CR Programs

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Pfizer is proud to announce its new Individual Voices site, which showcases the stories of Pfizer partners, patients, caregivers, colleagues and others who inspire us with their efforts to change lives and make the world a healthier place. Pfizer believes that every individual deserves the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible and will use this platform to share stories of individuals who are driving toward this larger goal.

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