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Implementing the SAFE Strategy for Trachoma Control

The purpose of this manual is to provide program managers and planners with guidance for designing interventions for facial cleanliness (F) and environmental improvement (E) in trachoma control programs.

This manual

  • Shows how to learn about risk practices, identify appropriate F and E interventions, and identify target groups for interventions.
  • Offers a toolbox of F and E interventions with specific examples and case studies.
  • Explains how to communicate about a trachoma control program through the media.
  • Provides steps for evaluating a trachoma control program.
  • Gives resources for further information.


Paul Emerson and Laura Frost, with Robin Bailey and David Mabey.

Supported by:

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and The Carter Center.

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