This country profile provides an overview of São Tomé and Príncipe’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
NR
Blinding trachoma
N/A
Intestinal worms
NR
Bilharzia
NR
River blindness
N/A

Priorities for progress in São Tomé and Príncipe

  • As a priority, São Tomé and Príncipe should submit the data on preventive chemotherapy coverage of bilharzia, intestinal worms and elephantiasis.
  • Support the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) established by WHO AFRO region for the elimination of these five diseases.

Elephantiasis

Treatment coverage was not reported in 2016 and 2017.

People needing treatment
0.19m
People receiving treatment
Not reported

Blinding trachoma

São Tomé and Príncipe does not require mass treatment for blinding trachoma.

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage was 45%  in 2016 and not reported in 2017.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
0.07m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
Not reported

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage was 100%  in 2016 and not reported in 2017.

School-aged children needing treatment
0.02m
School-aged children receiving treatment
Not reported

River blindness

São Tomé and Príncipe 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 São Tomé and Príncipe.