22 February 2013

Kenya: 218,000 Receive Trachoma Drugs

More than 218,000 people in Trans Mara received drugs to prevent or treat trachoma. The Ministry of Health gave out the drugs in a ten-day drive against the disease.

A health officer in Narok, Mukiri Mukuria, said medical personnel performed "mass drugs administration" targeting all the people, including children aged six months. Mukuria said the areas given priority are Kirindon, Lolgorian, Pirrar, Kilgoris and Angata Barikoi where the prevalence of the disease, which can cause eye blindness, was high.

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