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Prevalence of trachoma in Yemen: results of population-based prevalence surveys of 42 evaluation units in nine governorates

The purpose of this study undertaken 2013- 2015 was to determine the the prevalence of trachoma in 66 rural districts of nine Governorates in Yemen. The 66 districts were grouped into 42 evaluation units (EUs) and population-based cross-sectional surveys conducted using the standardised mapping methodology developed for the Global Trachoma Mapping Project. The results concluded that Mass drug administration with azithromycin is needed in 8 EUs and support for trichiasis surgeries needed in five EUs.

Two women stand at the front of a classroom, in front of a blackboard. next to them are two men, one holds a pole for testing how much medication a person needs.
Type
Journal Title
Theme
NTD
Date published
11/09/2019
Journal
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Language
English
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