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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 44/100
Overall rank: Joint 18th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
42%
Onchocerciasis
76%
Schistosomiasis
58%
STH
67%
Trachoma
13%
38.4 million people received treatment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2016 11.5 million people in need did not receive treatment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2016

The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo 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

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 31% in 2015 to 42% in 2016.

People needing treatment
38.7m
People receiving treatment
16.1m

Onchocerciasis

⬆ Treatment coverage slightly increased from 74% in 2015 to 76% in 2016.

People needing treatment
41.2m
People receiving treatment
31.4m

Schistosomiasis

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 16% in 2015 to 58% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
9.59m
School-aged children receiving treatment
5.6m

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 51% in 2015 to 67% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
26m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
17.4m

Trachoma

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 13% in 2016.

People needing treatment
5.46m
People receiving treatment
706,000