October 29, 2009
Antibiotics for eye disease are saving Ethiopia’s children

A new study shows that an antibiotic treatment given to save children’s eyesight is actually saving their lives. Antibiotics administered for trachoma, a bacterial eye infection that is the world’s leading preventable cause of blindness, are actually treating other ailments and reducing Ethiopia’s high rates of child mortality.

Producer Gary Strieker reports from Ethiopia’s Amhara region where 60 percent of children suffer from trachoma.

For more Worldfocus coverage of Ethiopia, visit our extended coverage page: Ethiopia Past and Present.


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Children’s are the most beautiful gift of God.Its good to know that Antibiotics given to cure ill effect of trachoma is saving ethiopia‚Äôs children.It is good that lives of some many children’s is saved but at the same time it sound a bit confusing that how come a disease curing medication can become a life saving drug….
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