[News] Uganda and Kenya start cross-border trachoma high-dose drug administration

In October 2021, Uganda and Kenya began to administer large doses of trachoma across the border. This effort is led by the Ministry of Health in Uganda and Kenya (the Ministry of Health in Uganda was supported by USAID's Act to End NTDs | East program led by RTI International. The Ministry of Health of Kenya was funded through the Accelerate program led by Sightsavers under the leadership of the Fred Hollows Foundation).

Trachoma is an infectious disease caused by bacteria ( Chlamydia trachomatis ), which causes blindness and visual impairment in about 1.9 million people worldwide.

The efforts of Uganda and Kenya are an important milestone in ensuring that medicines are delivered to those who have not yet been treated, such as nomads traveling across national borders.

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