Country profiles for countries in the WHO African Region
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- United Republic of Tanzania
PC - Preventive Chemotherapy
LF - Lymphatic filariasis
STH - Soil-transmitted helminthiasis
SCH - Schistosomiasis
MDA - Mass Drug Administration
IU - Implementation Unit
SS - Sentinel site
IVM - Ivermectin
ALB - Albendazole
DEC - Diethylcarbamazine citrate
DS - DEC-fortified salt
Pre-SAC – pre-school age children aged => 1 and < 5 years
SAC – school age children aged => 5 and < 15years
Adults – individuals aged => 15 years.
Population requiring PC - total population living in all the endemic areas and which require preventive chemotherapy.
Geographical coverage - proportion (%) of endemic districts covered with preventive chemotherapy. Programme coverage - proportion (%) of individuals who were treated as per programme target. National disease-specific coverage - proportion (%) of individuals in the population requiring preventive chemotherapy for the specific disease that have been treated.
Unless otherwise specified, the preventive chemotherapy database reports information as provided by countries through World Health Organization reporting processes. All reasonable precautions have been taken to verify the information contained in this publication. In no event shall the World Health Organization be liable for damages arising from its use.