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
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 date 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.