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The SAFE program is a strategy to eliminate trachoma as a blinding disease. The program is a combination of interventions, forming the acronym, SAFE, which stands for surgery for trichiasis (inturned eyelashes), Antibiotics, Facial cleanliness and Environmental improvement.
These interventions will be community-targeted and will seek community involvement through the primary health care approach.
SAFE was developed by the World Health Organisation, which support the implementation of the strategy in countries who have concerning levels of trachoma.
Abstract adapted from World Health Organization
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