Baseline Mapping of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

Mapping is an essential element for each of the neglected tropical disease (NTD) programs advocated by the WHO. It consists of the epidemiological surveys that provide baseline information on a disease’s geographical distribution, the level of disease endemicity, and the populations or age-groups in need of preventive chemotherapy (PC)—all of which information is critical for planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating NTD programs. 

Rebollo, M. P., Onyeze, A. N., Tiendrebeogo, A., Senkwe, M. N., Impouma, B., Ogoussan, K., Zouré, H. G. M., Deribe, K., Cano, J., Kinvi, E. B., Majewski, A., Ottesen, E. A., & Lammie, P. (2021).   Baseline Mapping of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa: The Accelerated WHO/AFRO Mapping Project, The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 104(6), 2298-2304.  Retrieved Jan 22, 2022, from

AJTMH article_Baseline Mapping of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa.pdf

NTD mapping in Africa
Journal Article
Year of publication
All Preventive Chemotherapy NTDs
All Countries, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Focus Areas
Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapting (MERLA), Disease & morbidity mapping & assessment