People requiring interventions against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
Number of people requiring interventions against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
Number of people requiring treatment and care for any one of the NTDs targeted by the WHO NTD Roadmap and World Health Assembly resolutions and reported to WHO. Treatment and care is broadly defined to allow for preventive, curative, surgical or rehabilitative treatment and care. Other interventions (e.g. vector management, veterinary public health, water, sanitation and hygiene, disease surveillance, morbidity management and disability prevention) are to be addressed in the context of targets and indicators for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and universal access to water and sanitation.
1) Average annual number of people requiring preventive chemotherapy (PC) for at least one PC-NTD; and 2) Number of new cases requiring individual treatment and care for other NTDs.
Disaggregation by disease is required; ending the epidemic of NTDs requires a reduction in the number of people requiring interventions for each NTD. Disaggregation by age is required for preventive chemotherapy: pre-school-aged children (1-4 years), school-aged (5-14 years) and adults (≥ 15 years). Based on current reporting systems, disaggregation by sex and urban/rural is optional