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To facilitate planning for the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem, national trachoma surveys were conducted between 2011 and 2016 to determine the prevalence of trachomatous inflammation—follicular (TF) and trachomatous trichiasis (TT) in all 31 endemic HDs.
This study set out to determine major decision-making factors at the time of refusal. In addition, this study looked for ways to help increase surgical uptake by targeting modifiable factors.
The study demonstrates that in Malawi districts with TF of 5.0–9.9%, one round of azithromycin MDA with 80% coverage associates with a reduction in TF prevalence to <5%.
Originally posted in Community Eye Health Journal Vol. 31 No. 101 2018 pp 24
The purpose of this study was to assess whether non-chlamydial bacterial infection is associated with progression of trachomatous scarring in adults.
The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of active trachoma among children between 1-9 years old in Woliso town, central Ethiopia.
This study hypothesized that mass distribution of a broad-spectrum antibiotic agent to preschool children would reduce mortality in areas of sub-Saharan Africa
This article posits that Neglected Tropical Diseases are some of the most cost-effective public health interventions in the world and should be a global priority.