Prevalence of trachoma in Somali region, Ethiopia: results from trachoma impact surveys in 50 woredas


This article presents the results of a study to re-estimate trachoma prevalence in the 50 woredas of Somali region that received the WHO-recommended number of rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) with azithromycin.

The authors conclude that additional rounds of MDA plus interventions to enhance facial cleanliness and improve the environment, are required in nine woredas. Additionally, trichiasis trachomatous (TT) surgical campaigns are needed in eight woredas. Greater access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is required across all the woredas that were surveyed.

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4 December 2023
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