This country profile provides an overview of Lesotho’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
N/A
Onchocerciasis
N/A
Schistosomiasis
N/A
STH
0%
Trachoma
N/A
0 reported people received treatment in Lesotho in 2016 531,000 people in need did not receive treatment in Lesotho in 2016

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

Lesotho 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 soil-transmitted helminths.
  • 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

Lesotho does not require mass treatment for lymphatic filariasis.

Onchocerciasis

Lesotho does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.

Schistosomiasis

Lesotho does not require mass treatment for schistosomiasis.

Soil-transmitted helminths

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

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
531,000
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
0 reported

Trachoma

Lesotho does not require mass treatment for trachoma.