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Prevalence of trachoma in the area councils of the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria: results of six population-based surveys

The purpose of this study undertaken in Nigeria in 2014 was to estimate the prevalence of trachoma in suspected-endemic areas of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and thereby determine whether trachoma is a public health problem requiring intervention. The study considered each of the six area councils of FCT as separate evaluation units (EUs), and used the standardised methodologies of the Global Trachoma Mapping Project.

The results demonstrated that two area councils need to perfrom more trichiasis (TT) surgeries to attain the TT elimination target of 0.2%; no area council requires mass antibiotic administration; all area councils need to accelerate provision of access to improved water sources and latrine facilities.

A female researcher uses a mobile phone to survey a community for trachoma in Sierra Leone.
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Ophthalmic Epidemiology
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