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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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.
Treatment coverage increased from 56% in 2016 to 82% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 37% in 2016 to 97% in 2017.
Treatment coverage decreased from 96% in 2016 to 62% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 59% in 2016 to 74% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 57% in 2016 to 74% in 2017.
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Benin.