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

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
N/A
Onchocerciasis
N/A
Schistosomiasis
94%
STH
86%
Trachoma
N/A
113,000 people received treatment in eSwatini in 2016 85,600 people in need did not receive treatment in eSwatini in 2016

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

eSwatini’s 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

eSwatini does not require mass treatment for lymphatic filariasis.

Onchocerciasis

eSwatini does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.

Schistosomiasis

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 94% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
105,000
School-aged children receiving treatment
98,300

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 86% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
21,300
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
18,200

Trachoma

eSwatini does not require mass treatment for trachoma.