This country profile provides an overview of Nigeria’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 48/100
Overall rank: 17th
Nigeria requires treatment for 5 NTDs amenable to preventive chemotherapy including lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths and trachoma.
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Nigeria.
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 in Nigeria
⬆ Treatment coverage for lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria increased from 50% in 2015 to 54% in 2016.
Onchocerciasis in Nigeria
⬇ Treatment coverage for onchocerciasis in Nigeria decreased from 74% in 2015 to 67% in 2016.
Schistosomiasis in Nigeria
⬆ Treatment coverage for schistosomiasis in Nigeria increased from 44% in 2015 to 57% in 2016.
Soil-transmitted helminths in Nigeria
⬇ Treatment coverage for soil-transmitted helminths in Nigeria decreased from 50% in 2015 to 33% in 2016.