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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Trachoma elimination program

 

Overview

The Trachoma elimination program aims to reduce the prevalence and transmission of active trachoma in communities in South Australia where trachoma is endemic.

The program will do this by:

All participaing individuals and families are treated in accordance with the Guidelines for the public health management of trachoma in Australia. Major improvements in environmental conditions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia are also a core requirement for trachoma eradication.

 

Abstract adapted from Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc.

Contacts

Desley Culpin
Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc.
9 King William Road
PO Box 981
Unley SA 5061
Ph: (08) 8273 7200
Fax: (08) 8273 7299
Email: desley.culpin@ahcsa.org.au

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Last updated: 15 November 2013
 
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