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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 31/100
Overall rank: 25th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
31%
Onchocerciasis
N/A
Schistosomiasis
52%
STH
N/A
Trachoma
18%
269,000 people received treatment in Eritrea in 2016 1.2 million people in need did not receive treatment in Eritrea in 2016

Eritrea 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 0% in 2015 to 31% in 2016.

People needing treatment
70,000
People receiving treatment
21,000

Onchocerciasis

Eritrea does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.

Schistosomiasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 15% in 2015 to 52% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
218,000
School-aged children receiving treatment
115,000

Soil-transmitted helminths

Eritrea does not require mass treatment for soil-transmitted helminths.

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 12% in 2015 to 18% in 2016.

People needing treatment
1.5m
People receiving treatment
269,000