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Trachoma: CDNA national guidelines for the public health management of trachoma

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Trachoma: CDNA national guidelines for the public health management of trachoma

by Communicable Disease Network Australia

Report
Year 2014
City Canberra
Institution Department of Health, Australia
Date 20 January 2014

Abstract adapted from Communicable Disease Network Australia

The National guidelines for the public health management of trachoma provide the evidence base and policy framework for coordinated, community-based activities towards eliminating blinding trachoma from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by 2020, in line with Australia's commitment to the World Health Organization (WHO) GET2020 initiative.

The guidelines adapt the WHO SAFE strategy for trachoma elimination to the Australian context and prioritise:

  • regular screening of at risk communities for active trachoma
  • appropriate treatment of individuals and community members
  • promotion of facial hygiene
  • improvement of environmental conditions
  • detection, referral and surgical intervention for people with trichiasis.

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