Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Type of event: Community education

Description: On World NTD Day, our advocacy work will focus on a caravan to combat trachoma and lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem in Burkina. This caravan will travel through the city of Ouagadougou with posters containing images of trachomatous trichiasis that leads to blindness, posters containing images of scrotal elephantiasis, and athlete’s feet of lymphatic filariasis. We plan to mobilize specialists in trachoma and lymphatic filariasis for the planning and implementation of our caravan. We will also involve patients who have benefited from the trachoma and lymphatic filariasis surgery campaigns who will give their testimonies to convince the general public to get tested and treated in the Ministry of Health’s trachoma public health structures.

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