This country profile provides an overview of São Tomé and Príncipe’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 0/100
Overall rank: Joint 42nd

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
0%
Onchocerciasis
N/A
Schistosomiasis
0%
STH
0%
Trachoma
N/A
0 reported people received treatment in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2016 200,000 people in need did not receive treatment in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2016

São Tomé and Príncipe 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.

  • Establish sustained preventive chemotherapy for the three endemic NTDs (lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths).
  • 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 remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
188,000
People receiving treatment
0 reported

Onchocerciasis

São Tomé and Príncipe does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 100% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
4,000
School-aged children receiving treatment
0 reported

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 37% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
81,000
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
0 reported

Trachoma

São Tomé and Príncipe does not require mass treatment for trachoma.