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Challenges of trachoma control: an assessment of the situation in northern Nigeria

This article highlights the challenges faced in one of the trachoma endemic area of northern Nigeria. Aspects on the dearth of complete situational data on trachoma, fragmented implementation of the SAFE strategy, community apathy, difficulties faced in ensuring safe, and quality lid surgery in the most difficult terrain where the disease thrives are discussed. Other unique challenges like managing children with severe trichiasis, curbing the high rate of early-onset recurrence of trichiasis after lid rotation surgery and challenges to maintain supply of antibiotics and implementation of facial cleanliness and environmental improvement components of the control strategy are presented along with the learnt experiences and recommendations.

A health worker checks the eyes of a child for signs of disease. Other children are standing behind watching.
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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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