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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 eight 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 results 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.

An eye health worker screens a young child for trachoma during a community screening in Sokoto, Nigeria.
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Ophthalmic Epidemiology
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