ITI is a program of The Task Force for Global Health.
The South Sudan Trachoma program has had a long history of trachoma program interventions starting with surgeries in 2001 and MDAs in 2002. A trachoma control program was formally initiated in 2007 and baseline surveys in several districts were conducted in 1999-2010. A trachoma action plan was finalized in 2012. Program activities were suspended between January and September 2014 because of civil war and insecurity.Trachoma is suspected to be endemic in 32 districts (based on prevalence data from 2001-2015) and is over 30% in 23 districts out of which four districts are implementing the SAFE strategy for trachoma elimination.
The first round of impact surveys were conducted in Budi, Lafon, Kapoeta East, Kapoeta North and Kapoeta South districts in 2015. Results indicate the need for more 3 rounds of treatments in Budi and 5 rounds of treatments in Budi, Kapoeta East, Kapoeta North, and Kapoeta South. The 2018 application includes requests for treatments in the UN-operated Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Juba. Camp residents in the Juba camp come from Unity and Jonglei states, both of which have high-endemic districts.
Trachoma MDAs and TT surgeries have been supported by the Carter Center.
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