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.
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.