This country profile provides an overview of 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
76%
Blinding trachoma
91%
Intestinal worms
94%
Bilharzia
100%
River blindness
72%
6.54 million people received treatment in Guinea in 2017 1.08 million people did not receive treatment in Guinea in 2017

Priorities for progress in Guinea

  • Guinea is commended for a well implemented preventive chemotherapy programme for NTDs.
  • As a priority, it should work to maintain annual implementation of all components, in all risk groups, as required.
  • 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 decreased from 79% in 2016 to 76% in 2017.

People needing treatment
7.32m
People receiving treatment
5.59m

Blinding trachoma

Treatment coverage increased from 53% in 2016 to 91% in 2017.

People needing treatment
3.53m
People receiving treatment
3.23m

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage increased from 54% in 2016 to 94% in 2017.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
2.33m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
2.18m

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage increased from 76% in 2016 to 100% in 2017.

School-aged children needing treatment
1.75m
School-aged children receiving treatment
1.75m

River blindness

Treatment coverage increased from 70% in 2016 to 72% in 2017.

People needing treatment
6.93m
People receiving treatment
5.01m

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