This country profile provides an overview of Benin’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2018 data.

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

Treatment coverage

Elephantiasis
86%
Blinding trachoma
38%
Intestinal worms
39%
Bilharzia
79%
River blindness
80%
4.57 million people received treatment in Benin in 2018 1.18 million people did not receive treatment in Benin in 2018

Elephantiasis

Treatment coverage increased from 82% in 2017 to 86% in 2018.

People needing treatment
1.4m
People receiving treatment
1.98m

Blinding trachoma

Treatment coverage decreased from 97% in 2017 to 38% in 2018.

People needing treatment
1.24m
People receiving treatment
471k

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage decreased from 62% in 2017 to 39% in 2018.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
2.10m
Pre-sch and school-aged children receiving treatment
821k

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage increased from 74% in 2017 to 79% in 2018.

School-aged children needing treatment
1.34m
School-aged children receiving treatment
1.05m

River blindness

Treatment coverage increased from 74% in 2017 to 80% in 2018.

People needing treatment
5.68m
People receiving treatment
4.57m

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