This country profile provides an overview of the Kingdom of Eswatini’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 Eswatini
- Eswatini is congratulated for consistently high coverage treatments and for setting a pattern for others to follow.
- Support the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) established by WHO AFRO region for the elimination of these five diseases.
Eswatini does not require mass treatment for elephantiasis.
Eswatini does not require mass treatment for blinding trachoma.
Treatment coverage decreased from 86% in 2016 to 84% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 94% in 2016 to 100% in 2017.
Eswatini 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 eSwatini.