This country profile provides an overview of Somalia’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 Somalia
- Somalia has made great progress in the last two years.
- It should work to further build a preventive chemotherapy programme for bilharzia and intestinal worms, with systematic annual high coverage implementation, 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.
Somalia does not require mass treatment for elephantiasis.
Somalia has not been mapped for trachoma and the status unknown.
Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2016 to 31% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2016 to 51% in 2017.
Somalia does not require mass treatment for river blindness.