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Research Article

Trachoma in Western Equatoria State, Southern Sudan: Implications for National Control

  • Lucia W. Kur,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Government of Southern Sudan, Juba, Southern Sudan

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  • Diana Picon,

    Affiliation: Malaria Consortium – Southern Sudan Office, Juba, Southern Sudan

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  • Obec Adibo,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Government of Southern Sudan, Juba, Southern Sudan

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  • Emily Robinson,

    Affiliation: Malaria Consortium – Africa Regional Office, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Anthony Sabasio,

    Affiliation: Malaria Consortium – Southern Sudan Office, Juba, Southern Sudan

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  • Tansy Edwards,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Aggrey Ndyaba,

    Affiliation: Malaria Consortium – Southern Sudan Office, Juba, Southern Sudan

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  • John Rumunu,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Government of Southern Sudan, Juba, Southern Sudan

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  • Karinya Lewis,

    Affiliation: Christoffel-Blindenmission (CBM), Juba, Southern Sudan

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  • Mounir Lado,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Government of Southern Sudan, Juba, Southern Sudan

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  • Jan Kolaczinski mail

    j.kolaczinski@malariaconsortium.org

    Affiliations: Malaria Consortium – Africa Regional Office, Kampala, Uganda, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 28, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000492

About the Authors

Lucia W. Kur, Obec Adibo, John Rumunu, Mounir Lado
Ministry of Health, Government of Southern Sudan, Juba, Southern Sudan
Diana Picon, Anthony Sabasio, Aggrey Ndyaba
Malaria Consortium – Southern Sudan Office, Juba, Southern Sudan
Emily Robinson, Jan Kolaczinski
Malaria Consortium – Africa Regional Office, Kampala, Uganda
Tansy Edwards, Jan Kolaczinski
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Karinya Lewis
Christoffel-Blindenmission (CBM), Juba, Southern Sudan

Corresponding Author

Email: j.kolaczinski@malariaconsortium.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LWK DP JR ML JK. Performed the experiments: DP AS AN KL ML. Analyzed the data: OA ER TE. Wrote the paper: LWK ER JR JK. Entered the data: DP. Provided considerable statistical input and contributed to the analysis: TE. Trained the surveyors: KL.