Tablets of Zithromax are distributed to a young girl during MDA in Uganda A child receives the proper dosage of Zithromax during a treatment campaign for trachoma in Mozambique. Mbene Fadjor, 9 months old, held by his mother is measured to determine the correct dosage of zithromax he will receive in the city of Touba, Diourbel region, Senegal on July 6, 2017. Teams composed of Ministry of Health staff and RTI staff traveled to Touba to implement the first mass treatment campaign for trachoma. Touba is the countrys most populous district, with more than 700,000 people, 80% of whom live in urban areas. Additionally, it hosts a major annual pilgrimage, the Grand Magal, which attracts up to two million people.
Senegal is endemic for trachoma and is currently working to eliminate the disease by 2020. USAIDs ENVISION Project, led by RTI International, is helping Senegals Ministère de la Santè et de lAction Sociale (Ministry of Health and Social Work) to achieve this goal, providing support for trachoma activities. School College Martin Luther in Liberte where a Trasmission Assessment Survey is about to take place. Students, ages 6 and 7 arrive to be tested for LF and Malaria. Each student is given a QR code sticker which will help track the results. They are alos given a bon bon to make the quick finger prick a little less unpleasant. A young girl bravely steps up and is the first to complete the test. Good news! She’s negative for LF. As are 100 per cent of her classmates