This article reviews grey literature relating to interventions to maximize facial cleanliness and achieve environmental improvement for trachoma elimination
Facial cleanliness & environmental improvement
This study characterizes associations between active trachoma, access to improved sanitation facilities, and access to improved water sources for the purpose of face washing, with the aim of estimating community-level or herd protection thresholds.
This briefing was originally found in Eliminating Trachoma: Accelerating Towards 2020.
Trachoma AFE intervention data as at 20 March 2017; S intervention data as at 1 March 2016
This report reflects a review and synthesis of the F and E intervention landscape, as indicated by grey literature produced by the trachoma community.
La communauté du trachome ne peut pas parvenir à mettre en place à elle seule toute l’intensi cation des composantes N&CE nécessaires. Il faut démarrer de nouveaux partenariats avec d’autres organisations travaillant déjà dans les secteurs de l’eau et de l’assainissement, la promotion de l’éducation et de la santé. Cet outil aidera les gérants et les plani cateurs des programmes du trachome à trouver de potentiels partenaires et les guidera au cours du processus de plani cation N&CE. Il contient des outils pratiques de plani cation qui sont élaborés pour toutes les étapes clés.
Tanzania, a vast territory in Africa covering around 365 thousand square miles, is home to more than 52 million people.
The majority of the population is rural, making access to health programmes and services difficult, and only 15 percent of people have access to a toilet.
The country is dealing with 9 of the 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) including trachoma - and they continue to be a heavy burden on millions.
In 2013, Ethiopia launched its ambitious One WASH national programme. It brings together ministries and development partners to provide universal access to water and sanitation by 2020.
Although this support may not be enough to address each and every community, it presents opportunities for even greater collaboration between sectors to realise shared goals of improved health and prosperity for Ethiopia’s poorest.
Australia remains the only high-income country where trachoma is endemic. There are, however, so few people that have the disease, tracing them is not easy. Read more here about how organisations in Australia are pulling out all the stops to reach the 2020 elimination target.
WHO Alliance for GET2020 is proud to release it's strategy to eliminate the neglected tropical disease trachoma by 2020.