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
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.
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.