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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 0/100
Overall rank: Joint 42nd

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
0%
Onchocerciasis
0%
Schistosomiasis
0%
STH
0%
Trachoma
N/A
0 reported people received treatment in Equatorial Guinea in 2016 429,000 people in need did not receive treatment in Equatorial Guinea in 2016

Equatorial Guinea 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.

  • Initiate preventive chemotherapy for lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths and for onchocerciasis, conduct elimination mapping on the mainland.
  • 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 remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
420,000
People receiving treatment
0 reported

Onchocerciasis

Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
99,000
People receiving treatment
0 reported

Schistosomiasis

Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
30,000
School-aged children receiving treatment
0 reported

Soil-transmitted helminths

Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
145,000
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
0 reported

Trachoma

Equatorial Guinea does not require mass treatment for trachoma.