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

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
0%
Onchocerciasis
N/A
Schistosomiasis
0%
STH
0%
Trachoma
52%
2.9 million people received treatment in Niger in 2016 12.4 million people in need did not receive treatment in Niger in 2016

Niger 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.

  • 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.

Lymphatic filariasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 65% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.

People needing treatment
10.9m
People receiving treatment
0 reported

Onchocerciasis

Niger does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 35% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
2.41m
School-aged children receiving treatment
0 reported

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 68% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
9.32m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
0 reported

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 52% in 2016.

People needing treatment
5.46m
People receiving treatment
2.86m