This country profile provides an overview of Lesotho’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 0/100
Overall rank: Joint 42nd
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Lesotho.
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.
- Initiate preventive chemotherapy for soil-transmitted helminths.
- 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.
Lesotho does not require mass treatment for lymphatic filariasis.
Lesotho does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.
Lesotho does not require mass treatment for schistosomiasis.
Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.
Lesotho does not require mass treatment for trachoma.