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Prevalence of Trachoma in Kogi State, Nigeria: Results of four Local Government Area-Level Surveys from the Global Trachoma Mapping Project

The purpose of this study undertaken in 2014 was to determine the prevalence of trachoma in 4 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kogi State, Nigeria and thereby determine whether trachoma is a public health problem requiring intervention. Population-based cross-sectional surveys were conducted using the standardised mapping methodology developed for the Global Trachoma Mapping Project. The results concluded that trachoma is not a public health problem in any of the 4 LGAs surveyed. There is, however, the need to increase access to adequate water and sanitation services to contribute to the health and social and economic well-being of these communities.

Children are checked for trachoma
Type
Journal Title
Theme
NTD
Date published
11/09/2019
Journal
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Language
English
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