This country profile provides an overview of Niger’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 1/100
Overall rank: Joint 38th
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.
- Work to return the preventive chemotherapy coverage levels to those achieved in 2015.
- Increase budget allocation for neglected tropical diseases at the national level.
- Provide timely date to the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) to enable monitoring and planning.
⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 65% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.
Niger does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.
⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 35% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.
⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 68% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.
⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 52% in 2016.