Both the Rotary Club of Alice Springs-Mbantua and the Rotary Club of Alice Springs have committed to joining the national Rotary End Trachoma campaign to end trachoma  in Australia and to coincide with the World Health Organisation's End Trachoma 2020 campaign.
 
Australia is the ONLY first world country in which the bacterial eye infection trachoma, which can lead to blindness if left untreated, is still endemic.
 
In 2015, the Henley on Todd Committee began a crowdfunding campaign nationally to raise awareness of the condition, particularly amongst Rotary Clubs. Last year, the Rotary Club of Melbourne took up the challenge to create a national Rotary campaign to end trachoma to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia in 2021.
 
We have responded to that challenge with Bill Palmer from the Rotary Club of Alice Springs-Mbantua and Ellie Norris from the Rotary Club of Alice Springs committing to being the champions for Central Australia.
 
The Rotary End Trachoma campaign is strongly supported by Rotary International President (and Australian) Ian Risley and his message to all Rotarians is below.