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 four 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 four 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.

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11 September 2019
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