This country profile provides an overview of Equatorial Guinea’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
NR
Blinding trachoma
N/A
Intestinal worms
NR
Bilharzia
NR
River blindness
N/A

Priorities for progress in Equatorial Guinea

  • As a priority, Equatorial Guinea should work to clarify the epidemiology of elephantiasis, river blindness, bilharzia and intestinal worms.
  • Work to initiate a preventive chemotherapy programme for NTDs in line with WHO recommendations.
  • Support the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) established by WHO AFRO region for the elimination of these five diseases.

Elephantiasis

Treatment coverage was not reported in 2016 or 2017.

People needing treatment
0.42m
People receiving treatment
Not reported

Blinding trachoma

Equatorial Guinea does not require mass treatment for blinding trachoma.

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage was not reported in 2016 or 2017.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
0.14m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
Not reported

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage was not reported in 2016 or 2017.

School-aged children needing treatment
0.03m
School-aged children receiving treatment
Not reported

River blindness

Treatment coverage was not reported in 2016 or 2017.

People needing treatment
0.1m
People receiving treatment
Not reported

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