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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 58/100
Overall rank: Joint 11th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
71%
Onchocerciasis
75%
Schistosomiasis
77%
STH
61%
Trachoma
26%
13.6 million people received treatment in Cameroon in 2016 5.7 million people in need did not receive treatment in Cameroon in 2016

Cameroon 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 date to the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) to enable monitoring and planning.

Lymphatic filariasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 65% in 2015 to 71% in 2016.

People needing treatment
17m
People receiving treatment
12m

Onchocerciasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 70% in 2015 to 75% in 2016.

People needing treatment
10.9m
People receiving treatment
8.16m

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 100% in 2015 to 77% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
2.1m
School-aged children receiving treatment
1.61m

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 67% in 2015 to 61% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
9.02m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
5.51m

Trachoma

Treatment coverage remained the same at 26% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
1.64m
People receiving treatment
421,000