This country profile provides an overview of Guinea-Bissau’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 1/100
Overall rank: Joint 38th
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Guinea-Bissau.
These recommendations were given to heads of state at the African Union summit in January 2017 as part of the ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action.
- Extend the progress observed in soil-transmitted helminths and trachoma preventive chemotherapy to the other three endemic NTDs (schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis) and commit to onchocerciasis elimination impact assessments.
- Increase budget allocation for neglected tropical diseases at the national level.
- Provide timely data to the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) to enable monitoring and planning.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 7% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.
Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 35% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 39% in 2015 to 33% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 61% in 2015 to 88% in 2016.