This country profile provides an overview of Egypt’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2019 data.

*This includes all countries in Africa that are endemic for at least one of the five NTDs

Treatment coverage

Elephantiasis
N/A
Blinding trachoma
15%
Intestinal worms
N/A
Bilharzia
100%
River blindness
N/A
6.89 million people received treatment in Egypt in 2019 Zero people did not receive treatment in in Egypt in 2019

Elephantiasis

Egypt eliminated elephantiasis as a public health problem in 2018.

Blinding trachoma

Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2018 to 15% in 2019.

People needing treatment
1.92m
People receiving treatment
285k

Intestinal worms

Egypt does not require mass treatment for intestinal worms.

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2018 to 100% in 2019.

School-aged children needing treatment
3.72m
School-aged children receiving treatment
3.72m

River blindness

Egypt does not require mass treatment for river blindness.