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

Treatment coverage

Nigeria requires treatment for 5 NTDs amenable to preventive chemotherapy including lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths and trachoma.

Lymphatic filariasis
54%
Onchocerciasis
67%
Schistosomiasis
57%
STH
33%
Trachoma
37%
66.6 million people received treatment for an NTD in Nigeria in 2016 62.4 million people in need did not receive treatment for NTDs in Nigeria in 2016

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

Nigeria 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 in Nigeria

⬆ Treatment coverage for lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria increased from 50% in 2015 to 54% in 2016.

People needing treatment
123.3m
People receiving treatment
66.6m

Onchocerciasis in Nigeria

⬇ Treatment coverage for onchocerciasis in Nigeria decreased from 74% in 2015 to 67% in 2016.

People needing treatment
53.1m
People receiving treatment
35.4m

Schistosomiasis in Nigeria

⬆ Treatment coverage for schistosomiasis in Nigeria increased from 44% in 2015 to 57% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
16.4m
School-aged children receiving treatment
9.38m

Soil-transmitted helminths in Nigeria

⬇ Treatment coverage for soil-transmitted helminths in Nigeria decreased from 50% in 2015 to 33% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
45.7m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
15.2m

Trachoma in Nigeria

⬆ Treatment coverage for trachoma in Nigeria increased from 0% in 2015 to 37% in 2016.

People needing treatment
21.8m
People receiving treatment
7.98m