Volume 25, Number 12—December 2019
Global Epidemiology of Buruli Ulcer, 2010–2017, and Analysis of 2014 WHO Programmatic Targets
|WHO programmatic targets||2012 data||Target set in 2013||2014 data||2017 data|
|1. PCR confirmation||50%||≥70%||64%||58%|
|2. Category III lesions||33%||<25%||37%||31%|
|3. Ulcerative lesions||84%||≤60%||64%||75%|
|4. Movement limitation||25%||≤15%||15%||17%|
*Targets were formulated at the 2013 WHO Buruli Ulcer Research and Control Meeting (26). Targets were based on the average of data reported from countries in 2012. They were set to be achieved by the end of 2014. Values represent means weighted for case burden of every country, computed from data reported to WHO. For some countries, information on a certain indicator was not available, if this was the case, the case burden was exempted from the calculation for this specific indicator. Red shading indicates failure to meet target; green shading indicates that the target was met. WHO, World Health Organization.