National Trachoma and Surveillance Reporting Unit

The National Trachoma and Reporting Unit (NTRSU) is responsible for data collection, analysis and reporting related to the ongoing evaluation of trachoma control strategies in Australia. The NTSRU also acts as secretariat for the Trachoma Surveillance and Control Reference Group (TSFCRG) provides advice on the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of trachoma data for the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit; provides a forum for sharing of information on trachoma control program practices including activities, approaches, and quality control; and oversees evaluation of policies and practices related to the implementation of trachoma control programs.

Countries  Remote Australian Communities
Diseases Trachoma
Drugs Azithromycin
Research Discipline Epidemiologic MappingSocial Science Research
Contact Person Ms Carleigh Cowling
Link to Project
Partner Organisations or Research Institutions involved Commonwealth Government of Australian Department of Health
Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory
Communicable Diseases Branch, Prevention Division, Queensland Health
Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Department of Health, Western Australia
Eyre and Far North Local Health Network SA Health
Indigenous Eye Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Public Health Unit, Central Australia Health Service , Northern Territory Department of Health
Primary Health Care (Outreach/Remote), Central Australia Health Service , Northern Territory Department of Health
Approximate project duration Ongoing