Assessment of a Novel Approach to Identify Trichiasis Cases Using Community Treatment Assistants in Tanzania

@inproceedings{Greene2015AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of a Novel Approach to Identify Trichiasis Cases Using Community Treatment Assistants in Tanzania},
  author={Gregory S Greene and Sheila K West and Harran A. Mkocha and Beatriz Mu{\~n}oz and Shannath L. Merbs and Mathieu Picardeau},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Simple surgical intervention advocated by the World Health Organization can alleviate trachomatous trichiasis (TT) and prevent subsequent blindness. A large backlog of TT cases remain unidentified and untreated. To increase identification and referral of TT cases, a novel approach using standard screening questions, a card, and simple training for Community Treatment Assistants (CTAs) to use during Mass Drug Administration (MDA) was developed and evaluated in Kongwa District, a… CONTINUE READING
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