Technical FAQs

How does MBG work in the context of trachoma elimination?

Who chooses the covariates to be included in the model?

Where are the covariate data sourced from?

Is it possible to "borrow" data from a long distance away, or does MBG work better when districts are contiguous?

Can data over 5 years old be used?

Has ground-truthing been done already or is there a plan to do it to validate the outcome of MBG?

Is it possible to run MBG when there is very little trachoma, i.e. minimal TT?