This country profile provides an overview of Nigeria’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 Nigeria
- As the country bearing the biggest NTD burden in Africa, Nigeria is encouraged to further strengthenits preventive chemotherapy programme for all five diseases.
- It should deliver systematic annual high-coverage implementation of all 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 increased from 54% in 2016 to 62% in 2017.
Treatment coverage decreased from 37% in 2016 to 30% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 33% in 2016 to 71% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 57% in 2016 to 74% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 67% in 2016 to 80% in 2017.
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Nigeria.