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Prevalence of Trachoma in Kano State, Nigeria: Results of 44 Local Government Area-Level Surveys

The purpose of this study undertaken in 2013 was to determine the prevalence of trachoma in 44 local government areas (LGAs) of Kano State, Nigeria. A population-based prevalence survey was conducted in each LGA according to the methodology of the Global Trachoma Mapping Project. The study concluded that: trichiasis is a public health problem in most LGAs and surgeons need to be trained and deployed to provide community-based trichiasis surgery; antibiotics, facial cleanliness and environmental improvement are needed in 10 LGAs.

Type
Journal title
Theme
NTD
Date published
24/06/2017
Journal
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Language
English
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