This country profile provides an overview of Zambia’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 51/100
Overall rank: Joint 14th
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.
Treatment coverage remained the same at 92% in 2015 and 2016.
Zambia does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.
⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 15% in 2015 to 32% in 2016.
⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 100% in 2015 to 57% in 2016.
⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 54% in 2015 to 40% in 2016.