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Table 1 Population-adjusted prevalence of Hookworm from 2000 onwards and annual anthelmintic treatment needs in the Central African region

From: Establishing a controlled hookworm human infection (CHHI) model for Africa: A report from the stakeholders meeting held in Lambaréné, Gabon, November 10–11, 2019

  Population aged < 20 years (1000s) Prevalence of hookworm (%) Number of anthelmintic doses for school-aged children (1000s)a
Cameroon 9199 9·9 (8·3–11·3) 3340 (3094–3550)
Central African Republic 2037 15·5 (12·1–19·9) 512 (388–660)
Chad 6405 7·4 (5·6–10·2) 415 (214–689)
Congo 1869 12·9 (7·6–34·5) 461 (203–942)
DR Congo 37 088 17·9 (15·5–21·3) 15 551 (13 586–17 628)
Equatorial Guinea 273 11·2 (6·0–21·1) 125 (82–188)
Gabon 592 26·0 (12·9–40·6) 347 (262–420)
  1. Adapted from Dimitrios-Alexios Karagiannis-Voules et al. [2]
  2. a WHO definition, age 5–14 years