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The WHO recommends 3–5 years of annual mass azithromycin distribution with at least 80% treatment coverage to districts with active trachoma prevalence over 10% among children. This article assesses the efficacy of expanding the coverage target to at least 90% for trachoma control in a mesoendemic region of Niger.
This study was conducted to determine if trichiasis surgery improves participation in productive and leisure activities, and ability to perform activities without difficulty or assistance.
This article seeks to estimate prevalences of TF, TT, ocular Ct infection, and anti-Ct antibodies on Kiritimati Island, Kiribati, to assess local relationships between these parameters, and to help determine the need for interventions against trachoma on Kiribati islands other than Tarawa.
Trachoma was suspected to be endemic in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This study aimed to estimate prevalences of trachomatous inflammation-follicular (TF), trichiasis, and water and sanitation (WASH) indicators in suspected-endemic Health Zones.
Using qualitative research, this paper explores whether Ethiopia is on track to achieve the trachoma elimination by 2020.
This is the first population-based trachoma prevalence survey in the Casamance region of Senegal to enable the Senegalese National Eye Care Programme (NECP) to plan its trachoma control activities.
Evaluation report for the Global Trachoma Mapping Project conducted from 2012 - 2016.
The report introduces the indicators of safely managed drinking water and sanitation services, which go beyond the use of improved facilities, to include consideration of the quality of services provided. For the first time, hygiene estimates are reported for 70 countries.
The WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Blinding Trachoma by the year 2020 progress report on elimination in 2016.
This trial was designed to determine if a surveillance program that targeted newcomers and travellers would result in more communities achieving levels of infection of ≤1%.