Prevalence of trachoma and access to water and sanitation in Benue State, Nigeria: results of 23 population-based prevalence surveys


The purpose of this study undertaken in 2014 was to determine the prevalence of trachoma in the 23 local government areas (LGA) of Benue State, Nigeria and thereby determine whether trachoma is a public health problem requiring intervention. Each LGA was considered a separate evaluation unit and population-based cross-sectional surveys conducted using the standardised mapping methodology developed for the Global Trachoma Mapping Project.

The study concluded that the management of trichiasis is needed in two LGAs, and the mass distribution of antibiotics and interventions for facial cleanliness and environmental improvement is required in two LGAs.

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11 September 2019