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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Guidelines for the public health management of trachoma in Australia (2006)

Author

Communicable Disease Network Australia

City

Canberra

Type

Report

Institution

Department of Health and Ageing

 

Description

These guidelines establish a minimum best-practice approach for the public health management of trachoma in Australia. The content includes a brief history of trachoma and discusses:

The guidelines acknowledge that appropriate engagement with the local community, both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people, is a pre-requisite to implementing the WHO SAFE (Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial cleanliness and Environmental improvement) strategy and therefore an essential part of effective trachoma control.

Abstract adapted from Communicable Disease Network Australia

Contact details

Surveillance Branch
Office of Health Protection
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
MDP 6
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Email: cdna@health.gov.au

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Last updated: 5 March 2014
 
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