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International Trachoma Initiative and the Task Force for Child Survival and Development Announce New Merger to Eliminate Blinding Trachoma and Fight Against Other Neglected Tropical Diseases
Date:3/18/2009

NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) and the Task Force for Child Survival and Development announced today that they will join forces to leverage resources and scale up efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma. Trachoma, a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) that is the world's leading cause of preventable blindness, affects 41 million people in 56 countries. While trachoma can be prevented and cured, an estimated 6.8 million people have already lost some or all of their sight to trachoma, and an additional 8.2 million people are at risk of irreversible blindness.

"ITI is excited by the enormous potential that this merger brings to eliminating blinding trachoma," said Ibrahim Jabr, ITI President. "We realized in 2006 that to increase the impact of global trachoma control efforts, ITI would need a complementary partner to help us meet the WHO goal of elimination by 2020. We are confident that the Task Force is that partner."

ITI was created in 1998 through a public-private partnership of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and Pfizer, and since then, has been the only global organization dedicated exclusively to the elimination of blinding trachoma.

"Pfizer is confident that the merger between ITI and the Task Force is a positive step forward in ridding the world of blinding trachoma. Pfizer is pleased with the progress we have made with our partners over the last ten years -- providing over a billion dollars of pharmaceutical and financial donations -- that has helped break the cycle of poverty trachoma imposes on millions of families and communities world-wide. We look forward to continuing our support and working through ITI and its Trachoma Expert Committee to provide the Zithromax that will be needed to eliminate blinding trachoma by 2020 and restore the health and well-being of families now and generations to come," said Jeffrey B. Kindler, Chairman a
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