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  • antibiotic treatment
  • Neighborhoods with intensive spraying (Intervention) and neighborhoods with no spraying (control) all received mass antibiotic treatment with azithromycin immediately prior to the start of the study, enabling us to evaluate the additional impact of fly control on trachoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Diseases
  • The simultaneous RNA-Seq method developed in this project is likely to be widely used in host/pathogen studies," says Claire M. Fraser, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Genome Sciences and the principal investigator of the National Institutes of Health-funded Genomic Sequencing Center for Infectious Diseases, which conducted this work. (redorbit.com)
  • The money comes on top of a ┬ú360m pledge the UK government made last April to wipe out the world's forgotten tropical diseases, such as trachoma, sleeping sickness and leprosy. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • We think about the challenges of working in the field of infectious diseases and how working alongside those in the water sector could improve impacts. (sightsavers.org)
  • 4 Diseases of the cornea are a major cause of blindness worldwide, second only to cataracts. (alcon.com)
  • There is some debate among the WHO, CDC, and infectious disease experts over which diseases are classified as neglected tropical diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • World Health Organ
  • The World Health Organization has launched a program to control trachoma, relying in large part on annual repeated mass azithromycin administrations. (netdoc.com)
  • We're helping to fight trachoma in the country and stop it spreading using the SAFE strategy , a public health approach endorsed by the World Health Organization . (sightsavers.org)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that trachoma is responsible for 3% of the word's blindness, with 21 million people currently infected. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Africa
  • Trachoma is hyperendemic in many of the poorest and most rural areas of 41 countries of Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. (who.int)
  • Trachoma is widespread and present in a high percentage of the population in many parts of Africa, Iraq , Afghanistan , Burma , Thailand , and Viet Nam. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Since launching its first programs in Morocco and Tanzania in 1999, ITI has steadily expanded trachoma control efforts to an additional 12 countries in Africa and Asia. (wikipedia.org)
  • antibiotic
  • Using a within-community mathematical model of trachoma transmission we assessed the impact of a new double-dose antibiotic distribution strategy given 2 weeks apart, with and without enhanced F&E. We compared the annual double-dose strategy to single-dose annual MDA treatment in hyper-, meso- and hypoendemic settings, and to biannual MDA at 6-monthly intervals in hyperendemic communities. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Neighborhoods with intensive spraying (Intervention) and neighborhoods with no spraying (control) all received mass antibiotic treatment with azithromycin immediately prior to the start of the study, enabling us to evaluate the additional impact of fly control on trachoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In 2017, we helped to distribute 10.4 million antibiotic treatments for trachoma in the country. (sightsavers.org)
  • vision impairment
  • Women, perhaps due to close proximity to infected children, are at higher risk for eventual vision impairment and blindness than men. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • The observance of World Sight Day on October 13th focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment as major international health issues. (alcon.com)
  • Sightsavers
  • Sightsavers is teaming up with Unilever's soap brand Lifebuoy to promote better hygiene practices as part of efforts to eliminate trachoma in Ethiopia. (sightsavers.org)
  • Sightsavers is leading a five-year SAFE programme in Chad on behalf of the International Coalition for Trachoma Control, funded by the UK government's Department for International Development. (sightsavers.org)
  • programmes
  • After the completion of specialist training he spent four years based at KCMC Hospital, Moshi, Tanzania (2008-2012), where he established new trachoma research programmes in Tanzania and Ethiopia, which was funded through a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship. (lshtm.ac.uk)
  • This article explains why it is important for trachoma control programmes to adopt a woman orientated approach and what can be done in practice. (futurelearn.com)
  • control
  • We conducted the first population-based trachoma prevalence survey in the Casamance region of Senegal to enable the Senegalese National Eye Care Programme (NECP) to plan its trachoma control activities. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Our current findings are based on simualtion modelling only, due to lack of epidemilogical data, however they do suggest that the annual double-dose treatment strategy is encouraging for trachoma control. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Our lab works on many aspects of trachoma including programmatic control, vaccine development and immunopathogenesis. (lshtm.ac.uk)
  • Trachoma can be prevented by reducing crowding, improving hygiene, and control of flies. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • 2017
  • As of 1 July 2017, 10 countries had reported achieving elimination goals, which signifies a major milestone in the campaign to eliminate trachoma. (who.int)
  • Wellcome have continued to support Matthew's trachoma research (2013-2018) through a Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science and more recently through a Collaborative Award (2017-2022). (lshtm.ac.uk)