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Australian trachoma surveillance report 2014

Posted on: 2 November, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 4, October 2015 – December 2015
Related to Eye health Health measurement Infants and young children Remote

The Kirby Institute (2015)
Australian trachoma surveillance report 2014
Sydney: The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

This annual report provides data on active trachoma in Australia in 2014. Trachoma screening and management data provided by the Northern Territory (NT), South Australia (SA), Western Australia (WA) and New South Wales (NSW) are analysed by region. Results are reported for:

  • trachoma program coverage
  • screening coverage
  • clean face prevalence
  • trachoma prevalence
  • treatment delivery and coverage
  • trichiasis
  • health promotion activities.

Jurisdictions identified 160 remote Aboriginal communities as being at risk or potentially at risk of endemic trachoma. Since 2012, the number of ‘at risk’ communities has decreased marginally in the NT, and decreased substantially in SA and WA.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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