This profile provides an overview of Africa’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2017 data.

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Treatment coverage

Elephantiasis
61%
Blinding trachoma
54%
Intestinal worms
65%
Bilharzia
69%
River blindness
70%
418 million people received treatment in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017 192 million people did not receive treatment in in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017

Elephantiasis

Treatment coverage increased from 56% in 2016 to 61% in 2017.

People needing treatment
357m
People receiving treatment
216m

Blinding trachoma

Treatment coverage increased from 48% in 2016 to 54% in 2017.

People needing treatment
152m
People receiving treatment
82m

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage increased from 51% in 2016 to 65% in 2017.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
279m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
182m

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage increased from 56% in 2016 to 69% in 2017.

School-aged children needing treatment
117m
School-aged children receiving treatment
81m

River blindness

Treatment coverage increased from 67% in 2016 to 70% in 2017.

People needing treatment
203m
People receiving treatment
142m