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

*This includes all countries in Africa that are endemic for at least one of the five NTDs

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Treatment coverage

Elephantiasis
82%
Blinding trachoma
97%
Intestinal worms
62%
Bilharzia
74%
River blindness
74%
4.61 million people received treatment in Benin in 2017 1.3 million people did not receive treatment in Benin in 2017

Priorities for progress in Benin

  • Benin is commended for maintaining consistently high coverage for elephantiasis, river blindness and bilharzia, whilst making good progress on blinding trachoma.
  • Further attention is needed for the deworming of pre-school age children.
  • Support the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) established by WHO AFRO region for the elimination of these five diseases.

Elephantiasis

Treatment coverage increased from 56% in 2016 to 82% in 2017.

People needing treatment
2.43m
People receiving treatment
1.98m

Blinding trachoma

Treatment coverage increased from 37% in 2016 to 97%  in 2017.

People needing treatment
1.11m
People receiving treatment
1.08m

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage decreased from 96% in 2016 to 62% in 2017.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
2.28m
Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
1.42

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage increased from 59% in 2016 to 74% in 2017.

School-aged children needing treatment
1.48m
School-aged children receiving treatment
1.09m

River blindness

Treatment coverage increased from 57% in 2016 to 74% in 2017.

People needing treatment
5.87m
People receiving treatment
4.31

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