This country profile provides an overview of Zambia’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 Zambia
- As a priority, Zambia should address the reasons for the gaps in treatment.
- It should re-boot the preventive chemotherapy programme for endemic diseases, to achieve recommended WHO coverage targets.
- Support the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) established by WHO AFRO region for the elimination of these five diseases.
Treatment coverage increased from 92% in 2016 to 93% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 41% in 2016 to 61% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 57% in 2016 to 58% in 2017.
Treatment coverage decreased from 32% in 2016 to 30% in 2017.
Zambia 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 Zambia.