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The doctors of the Proctor Foundation travel from San Francisco to some of the most remote villages in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia to do their research and curative work. They pack up their supplies and, after 22 hours of flying, travel through some of the most beautiful, remote, and difficult areas of East Africa. They arrive at the villages and do their work, which consists of treatment with antibiotics and data-gathering about the efficacy of treatments from their previous research visits. The data they gather is compelling. Not only is trachoma on the decline, unexpected results have emerged. One example of unintended benefit is that infant mortality in some areas has dropped by half. These are good people doing good work.

Come meet the director of Eyes of Amhara, Neil Riha, for some Q&A and a viewing of the film.

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