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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 seperate 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; the mass distribution of antibiotics and interventions for facial cleanliness and environmental improvement is required in two LGAs.

Three women walk through a tall field of grass with large buckets balanced on their heads. All three are grinning at the camera and wear brightly coloured clothes.
Type
Journal Title
Theme
NTD
Date published
11/09/2019
Journal
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Language
English
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