Tag: Trachoma

Africa Day : The Remoteness of Eye Health in Ethiopia

Content Manager
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

For Africa Day, Matthew Smeal, Content Manager, The Fred Hollows Foundation recalls a recent trip to Oromia Province in Ethiopia documenting the work of their teams working to screen for trachoma and surgically treat trachiasis. Large grey rocks blanket the road and surrounding area, creating a barren, moonlike landscape. It is basalt, left over from volcanic eruptions…

Zithromax® in the Elimination of Blinding Trachoma A Program Manager’s Guide

The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) was founded in 1998 in response to the World Health Organization’s call to eliminate blinding trachoma by the year 2020 (GET2020). ITI’s founding partners, Pfizer and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, saw the need for an international nongovernmental organization dedicated solely to preventing blinding trachoma. This manual has been written…

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…

Progress report on elimination of Trachoma, 2013

2013 progress report on the elimination of Trachoma by the WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Blinding Trachoma by the year 2020 (GET2020). The number of people living in trachoma-endemic districts was estimated to have reduced from 314 million in 2011 to 229 million in 2013, according to the World Health Organization. The 2014…

IAPB Essential Equipment List for Trachomatous Trichiasis

IAPB consults panels of experts with considerable experience, to identify good practice and assist with the compilation of IAPB Essential Equipment Lists especially for use in in resource constrained settings. NGOs, Ministries of Health, District Health Services, eye clinics and hospitals can use the IAPB Essential Equipment lists to plan and purchase inventory. Trachoma is the world’s…