This profile provides an overview of sub-Saharan Africa’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2019 data.

Treatment coverage

Elephantiasis
54%
Blinding trachoma
63%
Intestinal worms
58%
Bilharzia
68%
River blindness
70%
390 million people received treatment in sub-Saharan Africa in
2019
222 million people did not receive treatment in in sub-Saharan Africa in 2019

Elephantiasis

Treatment coverage decreased from 61% in 2018 to 54% in 2019.

People needing treatment
350m
People receiving treatment
188m

Blinding trachoma

Treatment coverage increased from 54% in 2018 to 63% in 2019.

People needing treatment
150m
People receiving treatment
95m

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage increased from 47% in 2018 to 58% in 2019.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
271m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
156m

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage decreased from 63% in 2018 to 58% in 2019.

School-aged children needing treatment
122m
School-aged children receiving treatment
82m

River blindness

Treatment coverage decreased from 71% in 2018 to 70% in 2019.

People needing treatment
217m
People receiving treatment
153m