This country profile provides an overview of Angola’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 7/100
Overall rank: 32nd
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Angola.
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.
- Given the good schistosomiasis preventive chemotherapy coverage (PC) already achieved, work to improve the co-implementation of PC for lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminths and begin treatment with albendazole twice a year in lymphatic filariasis endemic districts and commit to onchocerciasis elimination.
- 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 slightly increased from 0% in 2015 to 1% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage slightly increased from 0% in 2015 to 2% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 14% in 2015 to 50% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 12% in 2015 to 26% in 2016.
Angola may require interventions for trachoma, investigation needed.