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
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Eritrea.
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.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 31% in 2016.
Eritrea does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 15% in 2015 to 52% in 2016.
Eritrea does not require mass treatment for soil-transmitted helminths.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 12% in 2015 to 18% in 2016.