Trachoma

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  • Recent Progress in the Campaign for the Global Elimination of Blinding Trachoma

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    Recent Progress in the Campaign for the Global Elimination of Blinding Trachoma Trachoma is a disease which causes blinding and accounts for 15% of global blinding and is mainly seen in developing countries which are made up of poor families and communities. The disease is avoidable but it is a neglected public health issue with around 5 million people suffering worldwide. Trachoma is a chronic keratoconjunctivitis and is caused by the infection of

  • Trachoma

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    Treatment, Prevention, and Control Since loss of sight due to trachoma is triggered by damage to the cornea and this process is permanent, it is important to start management of the disease in its initial stages. In 1997, WHO recognized the Alliance for Global Elimination of Trachoma (GET), which seeks to eliminate the illness by 2020. Its plan has been summed up with the abbreviation SAFE: Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial and Environmental change. The SAFE approach combines individual and community-oriented

  • Neglected Diseases : Neglected Tropical Diseases

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    “More than one billion people, one-sixth of the world’s population, suffer from one or more Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)” (“Neglected Tropical Diseases”). NTDs or Neglected Tropical Diseases affect all low-income countries, due to the fact that they are unable to afford the treatment it takes to deal with the diseases. It is often neglected due to the fact that larger, more globally impactful diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria are being widely recognized. Although these diseases

  • Chlamydia Trachoma

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    Chlamydia trachomatis is the bacterium that causes trachoma a chronic contagious infection of the cornea and conjunctiva and that trachoma is the world’s leading preventable cause of blindness. Trachoma is caused and transmitted through multiple routes, including contaminated fingers, flies and the use of dirty face cloth (Hopkins et al., 2008, p.476; Dolin et al., 1997, p. 1511; Thylefors, 1992, p.90; Resnikoff, et al, 2004, p. 844). All of which are hygiene related, such as direct infection by

  • Trachoma Essay

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    learning outcome project dealing with asthma, but I knew that was too common. Therefore, I went into the internet and decided to make some research about diseases not many people were aware of, and that is how I found Trachoma. After deciding I would do my research based on trachoma, I went to Google Scholars, I was taught to use that website by my junior teacher for any research papers I had to do. As I was looking for the information needed to complete the brochure, I ran into many complications

  • Trachoma Case Studies

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    (WA) (The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, The University of New South Wales, 2015). The fact that trachoma is highly preventable constitutes the foundation for the WHO and Australia intention to eliminate blindness by trachoma through the full promotion of SAFE strategy (Kuper et al., 2003). Surgical management of trachomatous trichiasis (TT) People with trichiasis are at higher risk of becoming blind. The treatment of trichiasis through surgery or epilation is aimed not

  • The Naming Of Trachoma, Inclusion Conjunctivitis Disease

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    The naming of Trachoma, inclusion conjunctivitis disease, has come a long way to reach its present name. Its naming originated from the appearance of inclusions; foreign substances that are contained within the cytoplasm of cells. Why trachoma? The name is a transliteration of the Greek word for ‘roughness’ because of the typical white lumps that appear in the under surface of the upper eyelid which cause a roughened sensation. Not only has the naming of the disease come a long way, the history

  • Analysis of Blinking Hell, a Sight Savers International Campaign

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    'scar' is used repeatedly during the text as an emphasis on the damage that the symptoms of this illness will result in and, again, to alarm the audience into action. After the writer gives a description of the initial effects of Trachoma which, to the reader, may sound bearable. 'The trouble is, it'll be back' This sentence is then placed after the initial description for reasons of effect and is one of many shock tactics used in this article. In the third paragraph

  • Anne Sullivan Motivation

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    well. Despite dealing with being sent to live in a poor house and also starting to go blind herself, she went to get the gift of an education and then went on to give it back. Anne Sullivan did not have the best life growing up, she contracted trachoma when she was five so she began to lose her vision. Her mother had tuberculosis and she struggled to get around after a serious fall. When Anne was eight, her mother passed away and she and her siblings were

  • Fred Hollows Significance in Promoting Change for Indigenous Australia

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    Introduction Good morning/ afternoon, My name is Mary Doe and it is an honour to represent the Queensland Youth Parliament during reconciliation week. This presentation will focus on Fred Hollows significance in promoting change for Indigenous Australia. As you may well know Fred Hollows was an able advocate for Indigenous health and focused much of his life on ending curable blindness among numerous Indigenous communities. Paragraph 1- Who is Fred Hollows and what were his main achievements.

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