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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 58/100
Overall rank: Joint 11th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
56%
Onchocerciasis
57%
Schistosomiasis
59%
STH
96%
Trachoma
37%
5 million people received treatment in Benin in 2016 1.9 million people in need did not receive treatment in Benin in 2016

Benin 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

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 42% in 2015 to 56% in 2016.

People needing treatment
2.99m
People receiving treatment
1.69m

Onchocerciasis

Treatment coverage remained the same at 57% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
6.64m
People receiving treatment
3.8m

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 74% in 2015 to 59% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
1.38m
School-aged children receiving treatment
818,000

Soil-transmitted helminths

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

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
2.5m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
2.4m

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 37% in 2016.

People needing treatment
1.15m
People receiving treatment
425,000