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Prevalence of and risk factors for trachoma in Kwara state, Nigeria: Results of eight population-based surveys from the Global Trachoma Mapping Project

The purpose of this study undertaken in 2014 was to determine the prevalence of trachoma in 8 local government areas (LGAs) of Kwara State, Nigeria and thereby determine whether trachoma is a public health problem requiring intervention. Population-based cross-sectional surveys were conducted in eight LGAs of Kwara State using Global Trachoma Mapping Project protocols. The result concluded that trachoma is not a public health problem in Kwara State. Provision of adequate water and sanitation services should however be a priority here, as a foundation for the health of the population.

A boy's eyelid is checked for signs of trachoma
Type
Journal Title
Theme
NTD
Date published
11/09/2019
Journal
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Language
English
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