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Goal of eliminating eye disease trachoma by 2025 under threat as pandemic bites

The new federal minister responsible for Indigenous health has stopped short of backing the previous government’s target to eliminate trachoma by 2025 as the pandemic continues to impact health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

Australia is the most developed country in the world where trachoma — which causes blindness and is linked to poor face hygiene — is still prevalent.

New Assistant Minister Malarndirri McCarthy has declared overcoming trachoma is one of her priorities in the job, but said would need to fully appreciate the situation before…

Read more at www.abc.net.au

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