MORDOR stands for “Mortality Reduction After Oral Azithromycin Treatment”. The study, which is being implemented in Mangochi district, would like to test the hypothesis that mass distribution of Azithromycin, a drug that cures trachoma, reduces childhood mortality and morbidity. Several partners are involved in this project such as, College of Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of San Francisco and Bell & Melinda Gates Foundation who are the funders of the project. In this project, BICO will be conducting Census, MDA and Drug Coverage survey while College of Medicine will be involved in doing all lab tests. A similar study is being undertaken in Tanzania and Niger.