This country profile provides an overview of Cameroon’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
60%
Blinding trachoma
100%
Intestinal worms
85%
Bilharzia
100%
River blindness
76%
13.92 million people received treatment in Cameroon in 2017 2.30 million people did not receive treatment in Cameroon in 2017

Elephantiasis

Treatment coverage decreased from 71% in 2016 to 60% in 2017.

People needing treatment
10.79m
People receiving treatment
6.44m

Blinding trachoma

Treatment coverage increased from 26% in 2016 to 100% in 2017.

People needing treatment
Surveillance
People receiving treatment
Not applicable

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage increased from 61% in 2016 to 85% in 2017.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
9.61m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
8.21m

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage decreased from 77% in 2016 to 100% in 2017.

School-aged children needing treatment
3.04m
School-aged children receiving treatment
3.04m

River blindness

Treatment coverage increased from 75% in 2016 to 76% in 2017.

People needing treatment
9.91m
People receiving treatment
7.53m

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