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Completing the dossier to validate elimination

The World Health Organization (WHO) has a thorough protocol that member states need to complete to validate the elimination of trachoma in their country. The WHO document Validation of the …

How to monitor and evaluate trachoma programmes

Deciding whether to start SAFE interventions Baseline surveys must be undertaken before any SAFE interventions are started. Population-based surveys should be undertaken using methods recommended by the World Health Organization …

Principles of monitoring

Monitoring is the ongoing analysis of the progress of a programme using a pre-planned system. A monitoring framework should always be set up when a programme is planned. The monitoring …

Developing context specific indicators for monitoring F&E

The process of developing context-specific indicators relies on the intervention inventory that partners develop during the planning workshop with stakeholders. Indicators should be relevant for the local activities/interventions. Each intervention …

Situation analysis for F&E: Uganda case study

Interventions for face washing and environmental improvements often require expertise beyond the reach of health programmes. A wide range of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to implement sustainable solutions. In …

Key players for F&E

Delivering the F&E components of the SAFE strategy presents trachoma stakeholders with a complex set of challenges. How to provide the basic infrastructure, such as water, which is needed to …

A gender sensitive approach to trachoma

Trachoma affects more women than men. This article explains why it is important for trachoma elimination programmes to adopt a woman-orientated approach and what can be done in practice. What …