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The SAFE strategy for trachoma control: poised for rapid scale-up.

Emerson P - Community Eye Health (2014)

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Affiliation: Director: International Trachoma Initiative, Decatur, USA. Pemerson@trachoma.org.

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In 1998, all member states of the United Nations signed up for the Global Alliance for the Elimination of Blinding Trachoma by 2020 (GET 2020) through World Health Assembly resolution 51.1... This called on member states to complete the mapping of blinding trachoma in the remaining endemic areas and implement the SAFE strategy for trachoma control... The ITFDE concluded that the elimination of blinding trachoma was achievable and that significant progress had been made... However, it also noted that the pace and scale of interventions needed to be accelerated in order to reach these goals... In 2014, 25 trachoma endemic countries have planned – and are adequately resourced – to implement the SAFE strategy in 541 districts, a 55% increase since 2010... Sightsavers, in collaboration with ICTC partners, secured funding from the British government for the Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP)... Since the start of this project, 1,061 districts representing a population of 124 million people in 20 countries have been mapped and the GTMP has plans to survey an additional 862 districts (including districts in 11 additional countries)... The purpose of the GTMP is to provide the data required to chart the progress of the WHO-led GET 2020 Alliance, and to indicate which countries and districts require the greatest investment... The ICTC membership have worked tirelessly with funding organisations, and, with generous support from the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, USAID, DFID, Lions Clubs International Foundation, the Conrad N Hilton Foundation and others, anticipate being able to bring in US $180 million in new funding for trachoma implementation over the next 5 years... Pfizer, which donates the antibiotic used in mass drug administration, is also preparing to donate over 100 million doses a year starting in 2015... Rapid scale-up for maximum impact is ongoing, or planned, in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, Solomon Islands, Guinea, Yemen, and Zambia... Several other countries, such as Nepal, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau, are already implementing at or near national scale (where internal security allows it).

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The SAFE strategy for trachoma control: poised for rapid scale-up.

Emerson P - Community Eye Health (2014)

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Affiliation: Director: International Trachoma Initiative, Decatur, USA. Pemerson@trachoma.org.

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In 1998, all member states of the United Nations signed up for the Global Alliance for the Elimination of Blinding Trachoma by 2020 (GET 2020) through World Health Assembly resolution 51.1... This called on member states to complete the mapping of blinding trachoma in the remaining endemic areas and implement the SAFE strategy for trachoma control... The ITFDE concluded that the elimination of blinding trachoma was achievable and that significant progress had been made... However, it also noted that the pace and scale of interventions needed to be accelerated in order to reach these goals... In 2014, 25 trachoma endemic countries have planned – and are adequately resourced – to implement the SAFE strategy in 541 districts, a 55% increase since 2010... Sightsavers, in collaboration with ICTC partners, secured funding from the British government for the Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP)... Since the start of this project, 1,061 districts representing a population of 124 million people in 20 countries have been mapped and the GTMP has plans to survey an additional 862 districts (including districts in 11 additional countries)... The purpose of the GTMP is to provide the data required to chart the progress of the WHO-led GET 2020 Alliance, and to indicate which countries and districts require the greatest investment... The ICTC membership have worked tirelessly with funding organisations, and, with generous support from the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, USAID, DFID, Lions Clubs International Foundation, the Conrad N Hilton Foundation and others, anticipate being able to bring in US $180 million in new funding for trachoma implementation over the next 5 years... Pfizer, which donates the antibiotic used in mass drug administration, is also preparing to donate over 100 million doses a year starting in 2015... Rapid scale-up for maximum impact is ongoing, or planned, in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, Solomon Islands, Guinea, Yemen, and Zambia... Several other countries, such as Nepal, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau, are already implementing at or near national scale (where internal security allows it).

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