This country profile provides an overview of Eritrea’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 31/100
Overall rank: 25th
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.
⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 31% in 2016.
Eritrea does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.
⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 15% in 2015 to 52% in 2016.
Eritrea does not require mass treatment for soil-transmitted helminths.
⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 12% in 2015 to 18% in 2016.