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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 70/100
Overall rank: 6th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
74%
Onchocerciasis
84%
Schistosomiasis
67%
STH
41%
Trachoma
100%
7.1 million people received treatment in Ghana in 2016 8.4 million people in need did not receive treatment in Ghana in 2016

The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Ghana.

Ghana 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 slightly increased from 72% in 2015 to 74% in 2016.

People needing treatment
1.79m
People receiving treatment
1.32m

Onchocerciasis

⬇ Treatment coverage slightly decreased from 86% in 2015 to 84% in 2016.

People needing treatment
5.17m
People receiving treatment
4.33m

Schistosomiasis

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 60% in 2015 to 67% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
3.94m
School-aged children receiving treatment
2.64m

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 26% in 2015 to 41% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
9.87m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
4.04m

Trachoma

Treatment coverage was 100% in 2016.

People needing treatment
0 reported
People receiving treatment
0 reported