Trachoma Elimination Project


Trachoma Elimination Project
Facial cleanliness intervention Amref


Amref Health Africa has been implementing the World Health Organization’s SAFE strategy (Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial Cleanliness, and Environmental Hygiene) in an effort to eliminate trachoma in Ethiopia.


Through its ‘Trachoma Elimination’ projects, it engages in trachoma baseline mapping, mass drug administration, trachomatous trichiasis surgery, impact and surveillance survey, facial cleanliness, and environmental improvement and health system strengthening interventions in developing regions.


Partnering with the Ministry of Health and regional health bureaus, our intervention strengthens capacity of health workers, regional and woreda leadership to implement the SAFE strategy, establishes Primary Eye Care Units at local health facility level, and ensure quality service delivery, and strive toward eliminating trachoma.

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