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