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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 89/100
Overall rank: 2nd

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
100%
Onchocerciasis
83%
Schistosomiasis
96%
STH
88%
Trachoma
79%
8.4 million people received treatment in Malawi in 2016 3 million people in need did not receive treatment in Malawi in 2016

Malawi 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

Malawi is conducting post-preventive chemotherapy surveillance.

Onchocerciasis

Treatment coverage remained the same at 83% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
2.28m
People receiving treatment
1.89m

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 100% in 2015 to 96% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
2.97m
School-aged children receiving treatment
2.84m

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 67% in 2015 to 88% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
7.34m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
6.44m

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 75% in 2015 to 79% in 2016.

People needing treatment
4.01m
People receiving treatment
3.16m