Sean Choolburra uses comedy to combat trachoma.

21st Feb 2017

A high profile Aboriginal comedian has been engaged in the fight to finally defeat trachoma.

Trachoma is a a bacterial infection of the eye that can  lead  to blindness  if not properly treated.

 Australia is currently the only first world country where the communicable disease still occurs .

Sean Choolburra one of Australia’s most recognised and long running Aboriginal comedians is working alongside a team from the University of Melbourne in the ongoing fight to eliminate trachoma in Aboriginal communities.

Mr Choolburra says comedy is a unique way of educating and engaging people about the contagious eye disease trachoma.

Photo - The Stringer