Operational adaptations of the trachoma pre-validation surveillance strategy employed in Ghana: a qualitative assessment of successes and challenges

In 2009 Ghana began to design a trachoma pre-validation surveillance plan, based on then-current WHO recommendations. The plan aimed to identify active trachoma resurgence and identify and manage trichiasis cases, through both active and passive surveillance approaches. This paper outlines and reviews the adaptations made by Ghana between 2011 and 2016. The assessment will provide a learning opportunity for a number of countries as they progress towards elimination status.

The Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Case Study Exemplifying How Foreign Assistance Funding Can Be Catalytic in Reducing the Burden of Major Global Health Conditions

In 2006, following direct advocacy and published rationale, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) established a neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) program to support the scale-up of integrated platforms to target the elimination and control of 5 NTDs—lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and soil-transmitted helminthiasis.

Formation Des Chirurgiens Du Trichiasis Dans Le Cadre Des Programmes Visant A L’ élimination Du Trachome

Ce guide pour les formateurs des chirurgiens du trichiasis contient des informations destinées à préparer et mener un atelier de formation. Il vise à faciliter et normaliser le processus et la qualité de la formation des nouveaux chirurgiens, ainsi que celle des chirurgiens ayant besoin d’une formation supplémentaire.

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