In April 2018, King Mswati III announced that the Kingdom of Swaziland had renamed itself the Kingdom of eSwatini.
This country profile provides an overview of the Kingdom of eSwatini’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 90/100
Overall rank: 1st
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in eSwatini.
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.
eSwatini does not require mass treatment for lymphatic filariasis.
eSwatini does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 94% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 86% in 2016.
eSwatini does not require mass treatment for trachoma.