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

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
N/A
Onchocerciasis
80%
Schistosomiasis
91%
STH
96%
Trachoma
0%
4.8 million people received treatment in Burundi in 2016 1.1 million people in need did not receive treatment in Burundi in 2016

Burundi recommendations

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 date to the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) to enable monitoring and planning.

Lymphatic filariasis

Burundi does not require mass treatment for lymphatic filariasis.

Onchocerciasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage slightly decreased from 81% in 2015 to 80% in 2016.

People needing treatment
1.7m
People receiving treatment
1.36m

Schistosomiasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 73% in 2015 to 91% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
1m
School-aged children receiving treatment
920,000

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬇️ Treatment coverage slightly decreased from 98% in 2015 to 96% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
3.93m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
3.77m

Trachoma

Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
2.46m
People receiving treatment
0 reported