The number of people requiring treatment for at least one neglected tropical disease (NTD) in Africa is reducing while the proportion of those in need and receiving treatment is going up.
In 2015, there were 630 million people in need of treatment for at least one NTD. By 2019 this number decreased to 612 million – a drop of 18 million in just five years, showing that treatments for NTDs are effective.
In 2015, 51% of the 630 million people who required treatment in Africa were receiving it. By 2019, more than 60% of the 612 million people in need were getting the drugs they required.