This country profile provides an overview of São Tomé and Príncipe’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 0/100
Overall rank: Joint 42nd
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.
São Tomé and Príncipe recommendations
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.
- Establish sustained preventive chemotherapy for the three endemic NTDs (lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths).
- 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.
Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.
São Tomé and Príncipe does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 100% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 37% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.
São Tomé and Príncipe does not require mass treatment for trachoma.