Trachoma: Defeating a Blinding Curse

Lions and Lions Club International (LCIF) are very active in the fight against trachoma. LCIF’s SightFirst program has awarded more than US$47 million to The Carter Center, a leader in combating trachoma. Since 1999, LCIF has awarded US$20.5 million for 26 trachoma control projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. Ethiopia alone has received more than US$7 million in funding since it is the most endemic country in the world for the disease.

“Trachoma: Defeating a Blinding Curse,” a documentary feature film that follows Carter Center staff, global health partners, and Lion and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter engaged in a comprehensive strategy to eliminate blinding trachoma in Ethiopia, is airing on American Public Television stations nationwide.

Air Dates/Locations:

Los Angeles (KCET)
Oct. 21 at 8 a.m. on KCETLINK

San Antonio (KLRN)
Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. on main
Oct. 29 at 1:30 a.m. on main

Albuquerque Portales (KENW)
Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.

Los Angeles (KVCR 2)
Oct. 22 at 9 p.m.

Indianapolis (WFYI)
Oct. 22 at 10 p.m.

San Francisco-Oak-San Jose, CA (KCSM)
Nov. 4 at 10 p.m.
Nov. 5 at 3 a.m.

Chicago (WYCC)
Nov. 8 at 5 p.m.

Louisville, KY (WKMJ)
Nov. 17 at 4 a.m.

Visit http://www.cartercenter.org/news/features/h/trachoma/defeating-blinding-curse-trailer.html for additional air dates and locations.

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