This country profile provides an overview of Malawi’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 89/100
Overall rank: 2nd
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Malawi.
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.
- 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.
Malawi is conducting post-preventive chemotherapy surveillance.
Treatment coverage remained the same at 83% in 2015 and 2016.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 100% in 2015 to 96% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 67% in 2015 to 88% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 75% in 2015 to 79% in 2016.