This country profile provides an overview of Lesotho’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
N/A
Blinding trachoma
N/A
Intestinal worms
80%
River blindness
N/A
Bilharzia
N/A
0.31 million people received treatment in Lesotho in 2017 0.08 million people did not receive treatment in Lesotho in 2017

Elephantiasis

Lesotho does not require mass treatment for elephantiasis.

Blinding trachoma

Lesotho does not require mass treatment for blinding trachoma.

Intestinal worms

Lesotho progressed from not reporting in 2016 to 80% coverage in 2017.

Pre school-aged and school-aged children in need of treatment
0.39m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
0.31m

River blindness

Lesotho 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 Lesotho.