Gambia certified by WHO as a country to control trachoma

The Gambia has been recognized as Africa's third trachoma-suppressing country.
Trachoma is a tropical eye disease that primarily infects children.
A Gambian survey conducted in the 1980s estimated that one in five people was blind due to trachoma. At the heart of trachoma control in The Gambia was community volunteers, who played an important role in promoting behavior change.

For details, see the WHO homepage