This country profile provides an overview of Burundi’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 16/100
Overall rank: 28th
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Burundi.
These recommendations were given to heads of state at the African Union summit in January 2017 as part of the ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action.
- Given the high coverage of onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths, await results of further surveys for trachoma and act on the results. Start impact assessments or assess transmission of onchocerciasis.
- Increase budget allocation for neglected tropical diseases at the national level.
- Provide timely data to the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) to enable monitoring and planning.
Burundi does not require mass treatment for lymphatic filariasis.
⬇ Treatment coverage slightly decreased from 81% in 2015 to 80% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 73% in 2015 to 91% in 2016.
⬇ Treatment coverage slightly decreased from 98% in 2015 to 96% in 2016.
Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.