Community-based intervention programs for trachoma control

Sheila West, Hugh R. Taylor

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Trachoma continues to be a leading cause of blindness largely confined to developing countries. Trachoma control programs have primarily been oriented to drug therapy, an approach which may be successful if it is community-based. However, the costs to ensure long-term success are substantial. Community-based health education approaches to reduce risk factors currently provide the most promising approach for long-term trachoma control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1988


  • drug therapy
  • health education
  • intervention
  • trachoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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