This country profile provides an overview of Zimbabwe’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 Zimbabwe
- Zimbabwe should work to address the reasons for the fluctuating coverage rates for all the endemic diseases, in order to consistently 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 decreased from 79% in 2016 to 48% in 2017.
Treatment coverage decreased from 7% in 2016 to 0% in 2017.
Treatment coverage decreased from 75% in 2016 to 49% in 2017.
Treatment coverage increased from 93% in 2016 to 100% in 2017.
Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe.