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WHO alliance for the global elimination of trachoma by 2020: progress report, 2019
Weekly Epidemiological Record ; 95(30):349-360, 2020.
Article | WHO COVID | ID: covidwho-865211
ABSTRACT
This article summarizes work conducted during 2019 to apply the SAFE strategy against trachoma It also provides estimates of the global population at risk of trachoma blindness based on district-by-district data submitted to WHO by national programmes As of 1 May 2020, there were 46 countries in which the most recent district prevalence data in the GET2020 database suggest that trachoma is a public health problem in at least part of the country They include 2 countries that claim to have eliminated trachoma, as those claims are based on data that have not yet been formally reported to WHO Seven countries may require interventions, but the necessary investigations in suspected trachoma-endemic areas have not yet been completed Beyond the absolute numbers of TT patients who are operated, the quality of surgery is key to reducing the number of people who will go blind from trachoma Current enhancement of training, certification and supervision of TT surgeons is therefore applauded;this includes efforts by health ministries to share their experience and expertise with other countries Further research is still required to optimize TT patient outcomes, including management of post-operative TT and many other areas of technical uncertainty A focus during the next 12 months will be mitigation of and recovery from COVID-19-related postponement of community-based neglected tropical disease programme activities
Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: WHO COVID Type: Article Journal: Weekly Epidemiological Record Year: 2020

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: WHO COVID Type: Article Journal: Weekly Epidemiological Record Year: 2020