This country profile provides an overview of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’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
71%
Blinding trachoma
14%
Intestinal worms
76%
Bilharzia
80%
River blindness
77%
51.22 million people received treatment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017 4.34 million people did not receive treatment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017

Elephantiasis

Treatment coverage increased from 42% in 2016 to 71% in 2017.

People needing treatment
42.63m
People receiving treatment
30.37m

Blinding trachoma

Treatment coverage increased from 13% in 2016 to 14% in 2017.

People needing treatment
7.1m
People receiving treatment
1.03m

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage increased from 67% in 2016 to 76% in 2017.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
28.6m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
21.74

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage increased from 58% in 2016 to 80% in 2017.

School-aged children needing treatment
10.35m
School-aged children receiving treatment
8.24m

River blindness

Treatment coverage slightly increased from 76% in 2016 to 77% in 2017.

People needing treatment
46.45m
People receiving treatment
35.7m

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