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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

SAFE

 

Overview

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.

Abstract adapted from World Health Organization

Contacts

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland
Ph: + 41 (22) 791 21 11

Related publications

Wright HR, Keeffe JE, Taylor HR (2010)

Barriers to the implementation of the SAFE strategy to combat hyperendemic trachoma in Australia.

Ophthalmic Epidemiology; 17(6): 349-359

Evaluated publications

Ewald DP, Hall GV, Franks CC (2003)

An evaluation of a SAFE-style trachoma control program in Central Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 178(2): 65-68

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Last updated: 14 November 2013
 
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