Published Online: April 1, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3041
Author Contributions: Drs Keenan and Lietman had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Emerson, Gaynor, and Lietman. Acquisition of data: Lietman. Analysis and interpretation of data: Keenan, Emerson, Porco, and Lietman. Drafting of the manuscript: Keenan. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Emerson, Gaynor, Porco, and Lietman. Statistical analysis: Keenan and Porco. Obtained funding: Emerson and Lietman. Administrative, technical, and material support: Emerson and Gaynor. Study supervision: Lietman.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health was the primary supporter of this study (grant U10 EY016214) and also provided support for Dr Keenan (grant K23 EY019071). Pfizer International (New York, New York) and the International Trachoma Initiative provided the azithromycin. Donations were also provided by the Bernard Osher Foundation, That Man May See, the Peierls Foundation, the Bodri Foundation, the Harper Inglis Trust, the South Asia Research Fund, and Research to Prevent Blindness.
Role of the Sponsors: The study funders had no role in the study design, implementation, analysis, manuscript preparation, or decision to submit this article for publication.
Additional Contributions: Donald Everett, MA (National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland) was the program officer for the clinical trial. The data safety and monitoring committee included William Barlow, PhD (University of Washington, Seattle; chair), Donald Everett, MA (National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland), Larry Schwab, MD (International Eye Foundation, Kensington, Maryland), Arthur Reingold, MD (University of California, Berkeley), and Serge Resnikoff, MD (Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia; and International Health and Development, Geneva, Switzerland). These individuals received reimbursement for the expenses associated with their work on this article but otherwise did not receive compensation. The Goncha woreda health office, the Amhara Regional Health Bureau, and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health allowed and organized health workers to be employed by the study as data collectors.