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The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) and Pfizer go to Uganda to a school where children are receiving free antibiotic that treats and prevents blinding trachoma. ITI works with Pfizer Inc. and other international partners to eliminate blinding trachoma, an infectious eye disease that affects 41 million people, mostly women and children in remote areas that have limited access to water and sanitation. We have the tools to eliminate this disease by 2020. We need the political will to make it happen.
Assuring Safety of Preventive Chemotherapy Interventions in the Control of Neglected Tropical DiseasesJanuary 2011 | WHO Guidance & Forms
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Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases: First WHO report on Neglected Tropical DiseasesNovember 2010 | WHO Guidance & Forms
Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases [pdf 3Mb]First WHO report on Neglected Tropical DiseasesRef: ISBN 978 92 4 1564090 or WHO/HTM/NTD/2010.1 | French [pdf 4Mb]
In a drive to promote the control and reduction ofmorbidity attributable to lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis, the World Health Organization, through its Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, has developed a rapid-impact strategy known as preventive chemotherapy. This public health intervention depends on the integration and delivery of a tried and tested drug package.
Integrated rapid mapping of onchocerciasis and loiasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Impact on control strategiesJune 2010 | Publications & Reports
Background: Onchocerciasis can be effectively controlled by annual mass treatment with ivermectin in endemic communities. However, in communities that are endemic for loiasis there may be significant risk of severe adverse reactions after ivermectin treatment. Planning of control requires therefore mapping of these two infections using rapid assessment tools developed for each disease. These tools were initially implemented independently till the feasibility of combining them was demonstrated.
Un essai clinique a montré que, pour le trichiasis trachomateux (TT), la technique de rotation bilamellaire du tarse était plus efficace que d’autres méthodes pour corriger la déviation des cils vers l’intérieur et la maintenir pendant deux ans après l’opération (1). Il a également été observé que des personnes non spécialisées en ophtalmologie peuvent réaliser l’opération localement avec de bons résultats (2).