This country profile provides an overview of Malawi’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 Malawi
- Malawi has a well implemented and consistent preventive chemotherapy programme for NTDs.
- Malawi is encouraged to work to maintain the annual implementation of all components, in all risk groups, as an example for the African region.
- Support the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) established by WHO AFRO region for the elimination of these five diseases.
Malawi is conducting post-preventive chemotherapy surveillance.
Treatment coverage increased from 79% in 2016 to 90% in 2017.
Treatment coverage decreased from 88% in 2016 to 82% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 96% in 2016 to 100% in 2017.
Treatment coverage remained increased 83% in 2016 to 86% in 2017.
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Malawi.