The "F" in SAFE: Reliability of assessing clean faces for trachoma control in the…

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by Sheila K. West, Derick Ansah, Beatriz Munoz, Nicodemus Funga, Harran Mkocha Background Although facial cleanliness is part of the SAFE strategy for trachoma there is controversy over the reliability of measuring a clean face. A child’s face with no ocular and nasal discharge is clean and the endpoint of interest, regardless of the number of times it must be washed to achieve that endpoint

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The "F" in SAFE: Reliability of assessing clean faces for trachoma control in the…