Technical FAQs

How does MBG work in the context of trachoma elimination?

Who chooses the covariates to be included in the model?

Are social behaviour covariates such as uptake of MDA or TT surgery considered in the models?

Where are the covariate data sourced from?

Are older data given less importance in the models relative to more recent data?

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

Does MBG use data that come from different survey types?

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?