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Monday, December 09, 2002

The World Health Organisation has announced the successful completion of nearly 30 years of work to eliminate river blindness as a public health threat in West Africa.

The Onchocerciasis Control Programme is responsible for the prevention of 600,000 cases of blindness!

As a result of this Programme, thousands of farmers will now be able to reclaim 25 million hectares of fertile river land, which is enough land to feed 17 million people...