Trachoma control: the SAFE strategy
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Ning-Li Wang. Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University; Beijing Ophthalmology & Vision Science Key Lab, Beijing 100730, China.


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    As a contagious bacterial infection that affects the conjunctival covering of the eye, the cornea and the eyelids, trachoma is controlled by an endorsed integrated strategy consisting of surgery for trichiasis, antibiotic therapy, facial cleanliness and environmental improvement, namely, the SAFE strategy developed by World Health Organization. Developed based on evidence from previous field trials and constantly modified in practice, SAFE strategy has greatly boosted the progress in trachoma control. Regardless of the fact that there are still many pending questions, national program coordinators are convinced that trachoma control initiative based on SAFE strategy would be effective.

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Lei Tian, Ning-Li Wang. Trachoma control: the SAFE strategy. Int J Ophthalmol, 2018,11(12):1887-1888

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  • Received:October 12,2018
  • Revised:November 20,2018
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  • Online: December 05,2018
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