Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Eliminating Trachoma

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

This course provided practical learning to personnel implementing and managing trachoma elimination programmes at district and community level. Learners evaluated how clinical signs and grading of trachoma are applied for epidemiological mapping of disease burden. Learners identified how data is used to implement an effective control strategy (SAFE interventions). They considered how monitoring and evaluation indicators are applied to make decisions towards elimination targets.

5 weeks, 4 hours per week

Educators

Dr Daksha Patel

Assistant Professor in International Eye Health

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Assess the natural history, clinical signs and grading of trachoma
  • Describe the evidence from global mapping of trachoma
  • Reflect on the public health approach for the control of trachoma
  • Evaluate the planning and coordination of trachoma mapping and control activities at community, district, national and global levels
  • Discuss how epidemiological data provides guidance for interventions and setting local targets
  • Interpret, and elaborate for the local setting, each of the SAFE strategy components to manage and control trachoma
  • Apply monitoring and evaluation indicators of SAFE interventions for the validation and certification of elimination of trachoma at district and national level

Syllabus

  • Natural history, clinical signs and grading of trachoma
  • Evidence from global mapping of trachoma
  • Planning and coordination of trachoma mapping and control activities at community, district, national and global levels
  • Development of a Trachoma Action Plan
  • Public health approach for the control of trachoma
  • How epidemiological data provides guidance for interventions and setting local targets
  • Practical approaches for the four elements of the SAFE strategy to control trachoma: surgery, mass distribution of antibiotics, facial cleanliness and environmental improvement
  • S: strategies for community mobilisation, preparing patients, selecting surgical methods, managing post-surgical trichiasis and monitoring outcomes and outputs towards elimination
  • A: selection of antibiotics, distribution pathways, microplanning local campaigns, addressing barriers and managing coverage
  • F&E: Understanding influences on behaviour, situation analysis for F&E, assessing sanitation hardware requirements, identifying and engaging with appropriate stakeholders for water, sanitation and hygiene activities
  • Assessing the validation process for trachoma elimination
  • Monitoring and evaluation indicators of SAFE interventions for impact and surveillance surveys
  • Completion of the WHO dossier to validate the elimination of trachoma at national level

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Eliminating Trachoma

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine