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Democratic Republic of Congo
Before 2013, very little information existed on the endemicity of trachoma in the DRC. There are 519 health zones in DRC, Trachoma is suspected in the northern, eastern and southern parts of the country, which are bordering endemic districts in Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia, respectively. The urban areas in these areas are not suspected to be endemic. Trachoma mapping started in DRC in 2014 with support from ENVISION and the Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP).
2016 was the DRC’s first year of implementation for trachoma. MDAs were conducted in three districts, Kipushi, Pweto and Moba. There is still significant mapping to complete in the DRC. Close to 35 health zones were scheduled for baseline mapping in June 2017, in addition to trachoma rapid assessments in 51 health zones.
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