This country profile provides an overview of Eritrea’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 Eritrea
- Eritrea is encouraged to work to maintain treatment coverage levels for elephantiasis and trachoma, whilst increasing treatment coverage for bilharzia in school age children.
- Support the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) established by WHO AFRO region for the elimination of these five diseases.
Treatment coverage increased from 31% in 2016 to 76% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 18% in 2016 to 69% in 2017.
Eritrea does not require mass treatment for intestinal worms.
Treatment coverage decreased from 53% in 2016 to 50% in 2017.
Eritrea does not require mass treatment for river blindness.
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Eritrea.