Overview

LF

ONC

LOA

SCH

STH

TH

Overview

Lymphatic filariasis

Onchocerciasis

Loiasis

Schistosomiasis

Soil-transmitted helminthiasis

Trachoma

Introduction

The Gambia

The Gambia, in West Africa, is endemic for schistosomiasis, STH and trachoma. LF is under post-MDA surveillance in all but two...
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The Gambia, in West Africa, is endemic for schistosomiasis, STH and trachoma. LF is under post-MDA surveillance in all but two districts where there are mapping gaps. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare implements a Master Plan for NTDs, with different activities managed by disease-specific programmes

2,163,765

Total Population in 2018 (Source: World Population Prospects, 2017 Revision)

42

Number of IUs in the country

42

Number of IUs with endemicity known for at least 1 PC-NTD

2

Number of IUs with endemicity unknown for at least 1 PC-NTD

27

Number of IUs requiring PC for at least 1 PC-NTD

177,144

Population (2016) requiring PC for at least 1 PC-NTD