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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 51/100
Overall rank: Joint 14th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
45%
Onchocerciasis
80%
Schistosomiasis
36%
STH
41%
Trachoma
64%
47 million people received treatment in Ethiopia in 2016 27 million people in need did not receive treatment in Ethiopia in 2016

Ethiopia 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 30% in 2015 to 45% in 2016.

People needing treatment
5.75m
People receiving treatment
2.6m

Onchocerciasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 64% in 2015 to 80% in 2016.

People needing treatment
17.4m
People receiving treatment
13.9m

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 54% in 2015 to 36% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
8.23m
School-aged children receiving treatment
2.98m

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 54% in 2015 to 41% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
28.8m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
11.9m

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 43% in 2015 to 64% in 2016.

People needing treatment
74.2m
People receiving treatment
47.2m