This country profile provides an overview of Djibouti’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 Djibouti
- Djibouti should take steps to confirm the epidemiological situation of intestinal worms and bilharzia, in order to determine the extent to which interventions for preventive chemotherapy are required.
- Should Djibouti wish to submit a dossier to be validated as having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, it should begin compiling data using the WHO Dossier preparation guidelines.
- Support the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) established by WHO AFRO region for the elimination of these five diseases.
Djibouti does not require mass treatment for elephantiasis.
Djibouti does not require mass treatment for blinding trachoma.
Treatment coverage was not reported in 2016 or 2017.
Djibouti does not require mass treatment for bilharzia.
Djibouti does not require mass treatment for river blindness.