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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 10/100
Overall rank: 30th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
51%
Onchocerciasis
68%
Schistosomiasis
0%
STH
6%
Trachoma
38%
2.6 million people received treatment in Chad in 2016 3.6 million people in need did not receive treatment in Chad in 2016

Chad 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.

  • Given the good coverage achieved in onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis preventive chemotherapy (PC), implement PC for schistosomiasis and work to increase the coverage for soil-transmitted helminths and trachoma. Start impact assessments or assess transmission of onchocerciasis.
  • 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 0% in 2015 to 51% in 2016.

People needing treatment
3.18m
People receiving treatment
1.64m

Onchocerciasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 56% in 2015 to 68% in 2016.

People needing treatment
3.82m
People receiving treatment
2.59m

Schistosomiasis

Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
2.07m
School-aged children receiving treatment
0 reported

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 6% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
381,000
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
24,000

Trachoma

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 60% in 2015 to 38% in 2016.

People needing treatment
6.14m
People receiving treatment
2.31m