This country profile provides an overview of the Congo’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 16/100
Overall rank: Joint 28th
These recommendations were given to heads of state at the African Union summit in January 2017 as part of the ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action.
- Work to return the preventive chemotherapy coverage levels to those achieved in 2015. Start elimination mapping and impact assessments for onchocerciasis.
- Increase budget allocation for neglected tropical diseases at the national level.
- Provide timely data to the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) to enable monitoring and planning.
⬆ Treatment coverage slightly increased from 11% in 2015 to 12% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage slightly increased from 78% in 2015 to 79% in 2016.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 100% in 2015 to 25% in 2016.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 28% in 2015 to 3% in 2016.
Congo does not require mass treatment for trachoma.