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No blinking in fight against trachoma

After delivering a billion doses to fight the bacterial disease, Pfizer offers 3 lessons Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Imagine an infection that causes your eyelids to turn inward, so that your lashes intended to protect your eyes scrape against the sensitive outer surface of your eye every time you blink. …

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Health ministry embarks on mass treatment of trachoma

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will on Friday start a week-long mass treatment drive against trachoma in areas that have persistently recorded cases despite the disease being largely defeated in many parts of the country. Odiirah Nansamba, a public relations officer in the ministry says that …

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Uganda sets new target as efforts to end trachoma by 2020 fail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Vector Disease Control Division in the Health Ministry has extended the deadline for the elimination of Trachoma from the country from 2020 to 2022. This follows the failure by the Health Ministry to eliminate Trachoma from Uganda in line with the 2007 resolution, …

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