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  • Carter Center
  • Paul Emerson, Ph.D., joins The Carter Center as technical director of its Trachoma Control Program, a program dedicated to prevention of unnecessary blindness caused by a bacterial infection. (cartercenter.org)
  • Dr. Emerson brings a broad portfolio of experience in trachoma control and in designing interventions that work at the community level," said John Hardman, M.D., Carter Center executive director. (cartercenter.org)
  • My hope is that The Carter Center will be able to lead by example at the cutting edge of trachoma control, both through implementing innovative and inclusive programs and by conducting the research necessary to strengthen the evidence base and improve program delivery. (cartercenter.org)
  • prevalence
  • The primary outcome was the prevalence of trachoma in the pre-school aged children at 6 months and one year post mass antibiotic treatment.Outcomes are reported based on masked photographic gradings. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Africa
  • Today, almost all of the 146 million people who suffer from trachoma live in developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. (cartercenter.org)
  • control
  • There he was the principal investigator for evaluations of Helen Keller International and World Vision trachoma control programs in Morocco, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nepal, Vietnam, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, in addition to leading operational research in The Gambia and lecturing. (cartercenter.org)
  • Previously, as principal investigator, Dr. Emerson led the United Kingdom Medical Research Council in The Gambia in conducting the first rigorous study establishing the importance of flies in trachoma transmission and the impact of latrines on trachoma control. (cartercenter.org)
  • The Trachoma Control Program also worked in Yemen from 2000-2003. (cartercenter.org)
  • In order to accomplish this ambitious goal, WHO recommends the use of 'SAFE' strategy for countries implementing trachoma control programs. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • 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)