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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 1/100
Overall rank: Joint 38th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
0%
Onchocerciasis
0%
Schistosomiasis
0%
STH
33%
Trachoma
88%
946,000 people received treatment in Guinea-Bissau in 2016 631,000 people in need did not receive treatment in Guinea-Bissau in 2016

Guinea-Bissau 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.

  • Extend the progress observed in soil-transmitted helminths and trachoma preventive chemotherapy to the other three endemic NTDs (schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis) and commit to onchocerciasis elimination impact assessments.
  • Increase budget allocation for neglected tropical diseases at the national level.
  • Provide timely date to the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) to enable monitoring and planning.

Lymphatic filariasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 7% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.

People needing treatment
1.57m
People receiving treatment
0 reported

Onchocerciasis

Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
472,000
People receiving treatment
0 reported

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 35% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
130,000
School-aged children receiving treatment
0 reported

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 39% in 2015 to 33% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
512,000
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
170,000

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 61% in 2015 to 88% in 2016.

People needing treatment
1.07m
People receiving treatment
946,000