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17 Nov 2016
Christine Chung writes for newsdeeply on the disproportionate need for eye surgery due to trachoma for women and the key role women play in overcoming the cultural barriers that block efforts to eliminate the disease.
Gender, Trichiasis
16 Nov 2016
A report on the Second Global Scientific Meeting on Trachomatous Trichiasis that took place in Cape Town on 4–6 November 2015 to review published and unpublished data on trichiasis that might help guide those delivering trichiasis services as part of trachoma elimination programs.
15 Nov 2016
Results of surveys carried out as part of the Global Trachoma Mapping Project to determine the prevalence of trachomatous inflammation – follicular (TF) and trichiasis in each of the 20 local government areas (LGAs) of Bauchi State, Nigeria.
Mapping, surveillance and prevalence
14 Nov 2016
Survey results which aim to complete the baseline trachoma map of Sudan by estimating the prevalence of trachoma and associated risk factors in the five Darfur States and Khartoum State.
Mapping, surveillance and prevalence
14 Nov 2016
An editorial in the Ophthalmic Epidemiology journal on some of the outcomes of the Global Trachoma Mapping Project.  
Elimination, Mapping, surveillance and prevalence
08 Nov 2016
A study to estimate trachoma prevalence in schoolchildren in Brazilian municipalities with a Human Development Index (HDI) below the national mean.
Children, Mapping, surveillance and prevalence
07 Nov 2016
A trial to determine whether a newcomer and traveler surveillance and treatment program in addition to annual mass drug administration (MDA) would reduce Chlamydia trachomatis infection when compared to MDA alone.
Antibiotics, Mapping, surveillance and prevalence
07 Nov 2016
Results of cross-sectional community-based surveys undertaken in Oromia, Ethiopia in December 2012 to July 2014.
Mapping, surveillance and prevalence
27 Oct 2016
“From the very beginning there was a recognition that you needed a multipronged strategy for trachoma.” Dr Sheila West, Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, speaking at the NNN meeting in Washington DC.West has been working in the field of trachoma for 30 years, carrying out research on various aspects of the SAFE strategy in countries such as Tanzania, Niger and...
SAFE strategy
24 Oct 2016
“We know that NTDs are intimately linked to poverty. It’s only the poorest on earth who are affected by neglected tropical diseases.” Dirk Engels, the Director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization speaking at the annual NNN meeting in Washington DC.“Disease keeps you in poverty and poverty keeps you with disease,” says Engels. He says...