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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 32/100
Overall rank: 24th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
16%
Onchocerciasis
50%
Schistosomiasis
66%
STH
40%
Trachoma
17%
1.8 million people received treatment in the Central African Republic in 2016 2 million people in need did not receive treatment in the Central African Republic in 2016

Central African Republic 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 0% in 2015 to 16% in 2016.

People needing treatment
3.3m
People receiving treatment
517,000

Onchocerciasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 50% in 2016.

People needing treatment
2.49m
People receiving treatment
1.24m

Schistosomiasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 66% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
559,000
School-aged children receiving treatment
370,000

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 29% in 2015 to 40% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
1.76m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
709,000

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 6% in 2015 to 17% in 2016.

People needing treatment
2.04m
People receiving treatment
356,000