This country profile provides an overview of Cabo Verde’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 61/100
Overall rank: 10th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
N/A
Onchocerciasis
N/A
Schistosomiasis
N/A
STH
61%
Trachoma
N/A
89,000 people received treatment in Cabo Verde in 2016 56,000 people in need did not receive treatment in Cabo Verde in 2016

Cabo Verde recommendations

These recommendations were given to heads of state at the African Union summit in January 2017 as part of the ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action.

  • Increase budget allocation for neglected tropical diseases at the national level.
  • Provide timely data to the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) to enable monitoring and planning.

Lymphatic filariasis

Cabo Verde does not require mass treatment for lymphatic filariasis.

Onchocerciasis

Cabo Verde does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.

Schistosomiasis

Cabo Verde does not require mass treatment for schistosomiasis.

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 61% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
145,000
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
89,000

Trachoma

Cabo Verde does not require mass treatment for trachoma.