Trachoma Control
A Guide for Programme Managers with 1 CD-ROM. LEARNER'S VERSION
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241546904 ISBN-10    9241546905
Order Number    11500658   
Price    CHF    25.00 / US$    30.00 Developing countries:    CHF    12.50
English     2006        53   pages
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Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that causes blindness; it is prevalent in many poor rural communities. The World Health Organization has set the year 2020 as the target for global elimination of trachoma as a public health problem.

To reach this target, the SAFE strategy (Surgery for trichiasis, Antibiotics to treat Chlamydia trachomatis infection, and Facial cleanliness and Environmental improvement to reduce transmission of C. trachomatis from one person to another) is recommended for districts and communities with endemic disease.

This guide has been written for managers of national and district trachoma control programmes. It sets out, step-by-step, what is needed to assess the magnitude and extent of the trachoma problem in the area and how to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate a programme to control, and ultimately eliminate, trachoma.

Templates for a number of forms recommended for use in a programme can be found in the annex. To allow adaptation of the forms for use in a specific programme, electronic versions are available on the CD-ROM that accompanies this guide. The CD-ROM also contains an antibiotic requirement estimator, a template budget and a generic evaluation manual.

Two versions of this guide are available:The trainer s version includes the guide, with a set of 30 slides and the CD-ROM. The learner's version contains the guide with the CD-ROM.