East Africa Meeting

2 October 2015

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The first annual meeting of the East Africa Trachoma/NTD Cross-Border Partnership was held July 29-30, 2015 at the Maanzoni Lodge, Machakos, Kenya.

The first annual meeting of the East Africa Trachoma/NTD Cross-Border Partnership was held July 29-30, 2015 at the Maanzoni Lodge, Machakos, Kenya.

During the meeting, MOH representatives from the seven East African countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda and representatives from over 10 international NGOs discussed issues critical to trachoma control and elimination in East Africa. Each of the seven countries presented on program updates, cross-border challenges and opportunities for collaboration. In addition to country presentations, NGO and MOH experts presented on Impact Assessments, Operational Research and F&E indicators.

The partnership made regional and country-level recommendations on strengthening country-level and cross-border collaborations for trachoma control. These will be reviewed in February 2016.