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The International Trachoma Initiative:

The International Trachoma Initiative
441 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10017-3910 USA


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Description of services provided:
Many diseases of national and international interest have stimulated private organizations dedicated to a single or a few conditions. Trachoma, a chlamydial disease, is an international problem of major proportions, particularly in the developing nations. The organization provides information to the public and mobilizes resources.

National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention,
Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333


Internet Address:

Description of services provided:
This is the branch of the federal government that deals with infectious diseases and other illnesses of national interest. They provide information to the public, perform research, and manage disease outbreaks.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:

National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612
Bethesda, MD 20892-6612


Internet Address:

Description of services provided:
The federal government maintains extensive involvement in the health of the nation through the Department of Health and Human Services. This particular branch oversees both allergic and infectious diseases and provides information to the public.

The National Women's Health Organization:

8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031


Internet Address:

Description of services provided:
The National Women's Health Information Center is sponsored by the Office on Women's Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Last reviewed May 2014 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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