Sightsavers Reports

Prevalence of trachoma in 47 administrative districts of Zambia: results of 32 population-based prevalence surveys

The purpose of this study undertaken 2016-2017 was to verify a number of administrative district-level baseline trachoma prevalence estimates from earlier surveys in Zambia. The study considered 32 population-based prevalence surveys covering 47 administrative districts.

The results concluded that trachoma is a public health problem in some parts of Zambia. The Ministry of Health will continue to partner with stakeholders to implement the multi-sectoral SAFE strategy. Furthermore, consideration should be given to re-surveying other suspected-endemic administrative districts in which surveys using older methodologies returned prevalence estimates of trachomatous inflammation—follicular >5%.

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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