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Research Article

Why Do People Not Attend for Treatment for Trachomatous Trichiasis in Ethiopia? A Study of Barriers to Surgery

  • Saul N. Rajak mail,

    saul.rajak@lshtm.ac.uk

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

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  • Esmael Habtamu,

    Affiliations: The Carter Center, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Helen A. Weiss,

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

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  • Amir Bedri,

    Affiliation: Light For The World, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Mulat Zerihun,

    Affiliations: The Carter Center, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Teshome Gebre,

    Affiliations: The Carter Center, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Clare E. Gilbert,

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

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  • Paul M. Emerson,

    Affiliations: The Carter Center, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Matthew J. Burton

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

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  • Published: August 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001766

About the Authors

Saul N. Rajak, Helen A. Weiss, Clare E. Gilbert, Matthew J. Burton
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Esmael Habtamu, Mulat Zerihun, Teshome Gebre, Paul M. Emerson
The Carter Center, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Esmael Habtamu, Mulat Zerihun, Teshome Gebre, Paul M. Emerson
The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Amir Bedri
Light For The World, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Corresponding Author

Email: saul.rajak@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SNR AB MZ TG CEG PME MJB. Performed the experiments: SNR EH. Analyzed the data: SNR HAW MJB. Wrote the paper: SNR MJB PME MJB.