Since 2013, the L'Occitane Foundation has been supporting the activities of the NGO Sight Savers in order to eliminate river blindness and trachoma in the Cascades region of Burkina Faso. Specifically, this project is implementing prevention strategies recommended by the WHO. These include:
• Awareness-raising and training of various community actors, mass distribution of medicines (Ivermectin) and evaluation and impact surveys for river blindness.
• Training of medical personnel, public awareness, provision of equipment, treatment (surgery) and trachoma assessments.
Thanks to this project and as part of the fight to eliminate of trachoma, Sight Savers tested the TT+ approach for the first time in 2018 in Burkina Faso. The satisfactory results of this new approach have encouraged the NGO to continue using it in the area in coming years, and even to replicate it throughout the country if necessary.