This country profile provides an overview of Guinea-Bissau’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 Guinea-Bissau
- Guinea-Bissau is commended for the progress made in the last two years in increasing coverage for elephantiasis and river blindness.
- As a priority, it should work to fully integrate treatment across all the five NTDs, with systematically high annual coverage for all the components, in all risk groups, as recommended by WHO.
- 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 was not reported in 2016 and 73% in 2017.
Treatment coverage decreased from 88% in 2016 to 85% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 33% in 2016 to 62% in 2017.
Treatment coverage stayed at 0% from 2016 to 2017.
Treatment coverage was not reported in 2016 and 78% in 2017.
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Guinea-Bissau.