Past event

The Elimination of Trachoma: Past, present and future A Seminar by Dr Danny Haddad

This April, the Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis will welcome Dr Danny Haddad, who will deliver this seminar on efforts to eliminate trachoma. Dr Haddad and CBM Global are key partners for the School of Medicine's Arclight Project — working to improve eye and ear health worldwide.

Dr Haddad is Director for Inclusive Eye Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases at CBM Global Disability Inclusion. He has been involved in the elimination of trachoma for 25 years. Trachoma is disease of the eye caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It has been a blinding scourge since the Bronze Age and is targeted for elimination by the year 2030. Dr Haddad will discuss the history and the current status of the Global Program for the Elimination of Trachoma and the future of reaching elimination.

Prior to joining CBM Global, Dr Haddad was Chief of Programs at Orbis International, Director Global Ophthalmology at Emory University and Director of the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI). He also held several roles with Helen Keller International.

This event will be held in person but will also be available to attend online via Microsoft Teams. Please direct any questions about the event to [email protected].