This country profile provides an overview of Senegal’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
71%
Blinding trachoma
70%
Intestinal worms
57%
Bilharzia
91%
River blindness
48%
7.52 million people received treatment in Senegal in 2017 4.49 million people did not receive treatment in Senegal in 2017

Priorities for progress in Senegal

  • Senegal should continue to build the preventive chemotherapy programme for all of the five diseases, with 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.

Elephantiasis

Treatment maintained its coverage of 71% from 2016 to 2017.

People needing treatment
8.81m
People receiving treatment
6.23m

Blinding trachoma

Treatment coverage increased from 15% in 2016 to 70% in 2017.

People needing treatment
1.52m
People receiving treatment
1.06m

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage decreased from 63% in 2016 to 57% in 2017.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
6.62m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
3.79m

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage increased from 35% in 2016 to 91% in 2017.

School-aged children needing treatment
1.68m
School-aged children receiving treatment
1.53m

River blindness

Treatment coverage decreased from 69% in 2016 to 48% in 2017.

People needing treatment
0.71m
People receiving treatment
0.35m

The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Senegal.