The Trachoma Story Kit

In 2012 we have reviewed and refreshed the Trachoma Story Kit for Schools, Communities and Clinics by combining all three Kits into one new Kit, creating a ‘One-Stop-Shop’ for all settings.

With assistance from The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, we are now able to supply the Trachoma Story Kit at no cost.

We have updated many of the resources and even have some brand new items such as the A2 Community Flipchart available to order, scroll down to view a list of the items below.

New TSK all content

NOTE:

You can download most of the Trachoma Story Kit Resources below.

Our downloads page has some additional Trachoma Resources not included in the Kit and;

You can also order a Trachoma Story Kit and some individual items.

Trachoma Story Kit Content

  • Full content list
    • The ‘Trachoma is Everyone’s Business’ School Flipchart (available for download)
    • The ‘Trachoma is Everyone’s Business’ Community Flipchart (available for download)
    • The ‘Trachoma is Everyone’s Business’ Clinic Flipchart (available for download)
    • The ‘Trachoma Resource Book’ (available for download)
    • Guidelines for Management of Trachoma in Australia CDNA (available for download)
    • Correcting 10 Myths about Eliminating Trachoma (available for download)
    • Key Messages for Trachoma Prevention (available for download)
    • World Health Organization Trachoma Grading Card (available for download)
    • Trachoma Health Education for Primary School Children: Teacher Book & Lesson Plans NT, SA & WA (available for download)
    • Trachoma Health Education for Primary School Children: Student Workbook(available for download)
    • The Trachoma Story Kit  Poster Series: Clinic Poster, Story Poster & Clean Faces Poster (available for download)
    • 'Clean Faces, Strong Eyes’ Milpa the Goanna Temporary Tattoos (available to order)
    • Trachoma Resources DVD (available to order)
    • 'Clean Faces, Strong Eyes’ Milpa the Goanna Ink Stamp
    • Children's Chatterbox
    • “Jabby and Friends” DVD

    New TSK carry case cover

Trachoma Story Kit Items for Download

Trachoma is Everyone's Business Flipcharts

  • Clinic Flipchart

    Clinic Flipchart cover

    Trachoma is Everyone's Business - Clinic Flipchart is for Aboriginal Health Workers, nurses, doctors and other clinic staff. It can be used in two ways; as a source of trachoma information and training in trachoma control activities for staff, and as an education tool to talk about trachoma with patients.

    This flipchart has current key information about screening and treatment for trachoma and trichiasis, CDNA treatment guidelines and an azithromycin weight and height dosage chart.

  • School Flipchart

    school flipchart cover

    Trachoma is Everyone's Business - School Flipchart presents a simple overview of trachoma for children in years 4-6 in primary school. It covers 'What is trachoma?', 'How do you get it?', 'Where is it found?' and 'What can be done to prevent trachoma?'

    This Flipchart is designed to be used along with the Teacher Handbook, Student Activity Book and the Jabby and friends DVD. There are also discussion questions for secondary school students.

  • Community Flipchart

    community flipchart cover

    Trachoma is Everyone's Business - Community Flipchart is for anyone who lives and/or works in a remote Aboriginal community and wants to know more about trachoma and how to prevent it.

    Many people may wish to take a role in trachoma prevention including; Elders, Aboriginal Health Workers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Outreach Workers, Aboriginal Community Workers, mums and bubs programs, environmental health workers, child care centre staff, sports and recreation officers, aged care facility staff and all other people who want to know about trachoma.

    This Flipchart will assist communities understand the basics of trachoma and how to eliminate it, covering; 'What is Trachoma?', 'How do you get it?', 'Where is it found?' and 'What can be done by individuals and communities to prevent trachoma?' The importance of screening for trichiasis and its treatment is discussed.

School Resources

  • Teacher Book and Lesson Plans

    Teacher Activity Book

    The Trachoma Health Education for Primary School Children - Teacher Book and Lesson Plans and accompanying Student Workbook are resources developed for teachers in primary schools across the Northern Territory where trachoma remains a health issue.

    This Northern Territory Curriculum Framework is the basis of this health education program that will engage and educate primary school children about the importance of face washing and good personal hygiene for preventing trachoma and improving health and wellbeing.

    The six step-by-step lesson plans are highly interactive, and teach students how to assess their own health and take action for healthy living. Students discover many ways to protect themselves against trachoma and how to prevent its spread.

  • Student Workbook

    Student Workbook

    The Trachoma Health Education for Primary School Children - Student Workbook is used in Lesson One, Two, Three and Four, and additional resources when required are listed under each lesson.

    Students discover what they can use their eyes for, what is trachoma and how to how to protect themselves from it, who can help them to stay healthy and well, and self care skills to protect their eyes in their own familiar environment.

    The take home message is one of improving health and hygiene and that "Clean Faces = Strong Eyes".

    The Teacher Book and Lessons Plans and the Student Workbooks were developed by the Centre for Disease Control, Department of Health and Families Northern Territory, as part of a joint initiative between the centre for Disease Control, the Indigenous Eye Health Unit at the University of Melbourne and the Katherine West Health Board.

Trachoma Story Kit Posters

  • Clean Faces Poster

    Clean Faces Poster

    The Clean Faces Poster shows that washing faces is easy and effective and something that children and families can do to protect themselves. It is for use in schools, clinics and communities.

    Clean faces prevent the trachoma from spreading from one infected child to another.

    The World Health Organisation strategy for the control of trachoma is 'SAFE' (Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial cleanliness, Environmental improvements)

  • Trachoma Story Poster

    Trachoma Story Poster

    The Trachoma Story Poster illuminates the face that trachoma can cause blindness.

    The first pathway shows that clean faces can keep eyes strong, the need for regular screening and that sometimes medication will be necessary.

    The second pathway shows that if trachoma is found then screening, medication and keeping faces clean will stop trachoma. However, if trachoma is not treated it will lead to trichiasis and later on, to blindness.

    This poster is for use in school, clinics and communities.

  • Trachoma Clinic Poster

    Clinic Poster

    The Trachoma Clinic Poster is for use in clinics in remote Aboriginal communities. It shows the simple steps involved in screening for trachoma and trichiasis in a health clinic or during a screening session at schools.

    The World Health Organisation Trachoma Grading Card demonstrates the changes that occur in a normal eye and eyelid of trachoma is present and as it progresses to trichiasis and finally blindness.

The Trachoma Story Kit Print Resources

  • The Trachoma Resource Book

    Resource Book Cover

    The Trachoma Resource Book is a new resource developed by the Indigenous Eye Health Unit at the University of Melbourne. This overview of trachoma explains how it is spread and how it is controlled. Key information and resources on trachoma are brought together for staff in health clinics and schools.

    This resource book will provide practical support for trachoma education and will guide clinical practice in remote Indigenous clinics, schools and communities.

  • Trachoma: Antibiotic Treatment

    Trachoma Systematic review

    Key Messages for Trachoma Prevention was written for our football community partners when they talk to children at footy clinics and good health days. The trachoma elimination messages are written in simple direct everyday language useful for talking with groups of children. The Key Messages are from the Trachoma is Everyone's Business School Flipchart.

  • Correcting Myths About Eliminating Trachoma

    Correcting Myths About Eliminating Trachoma

    World Health Organisation Trachoma Grading Card is a simple tool used in clinics by Aboriginal Health Workers, nurses and doctors in examining and assessing for trachoma.

    The card will assist in identifying a normal eye, eyelid and eyelashes and how to reliably recognise the five signs that grade trachoma. The Australian treatment recommendations are listed in the card for the different clinical signs.

  • WHO Grading Card

    WHO Grading Card

    World Health Organisation Trachoma Grading Card is a simple tool used in clinics by Aboriginal Health Workers, nurses and doctors in examining and assessing for trachoma.

    The card will assist in identifying a normal eye, eyelid and eyelashes and how to reliably recognise the five signs that grade trachoma. The Australian treatment recommendations are listed in the card for the different clinical signs.

  • Trachoma CDNA National Guidelines for the Public Health Management Trachoma

    Trachoma CDNA National Guidelines for the Public Health Management Trachoma

    Trachoma CDNA National Guidelines for the Public Health Management Trachoma have been produced by the Communicable Disease Network Australia (CDNA) and detail recommendations to ensure consistent trachoma screening, control measures and data collection in Australia.

    The Guidelines provide information relevant to the needs of medical practitioners, primary health care professionals, State/ Territory and Regional public health units. The Guidelines establish a minimum best practice approach for the public health management of trachoma.

    Trachoma - National Guidelines for Public Health Units.

  • Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2014
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