Ministry Embarks on Massive Drug Administration For Trachoma

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care is embarking on a mass drug administration exercise for blinding trachoma targeting both children and adults. SOURCE: CHRONICLE The drug administration began in three districts on Monday and is set to end on February 23. Blinding trachoma is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium which causes the roughening of the inner surface of the eyelids. The roughening can lead to blindness. Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said the programme is targeting both children and adults. “Everyone living in endemic…

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