This country profile provides an overview of Kenya’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 43/100
Overall rank: 22nd

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
60%
Onchocerciasis
N/A
Schistosomiasis
42%
STH
60%
Trachoma
23%
6.9 million people received treatment in Kenya in 2016 4.9 million people in need did not receive treatment in Kenya in 2016

Kenya 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.

  • 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

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 25% in 2015 to 60% in 2016.

People needing treatment
3.68m
People receiving treatment
2.21m

Onchocerciasis

Kenya does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.

Schistosomiasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 26% in 2015 to 42% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
1.32m
School-aged children receiving treatment
557,000

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 24% in 2015 to 60% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
9.46m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
5.69m

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 15% in 2015 to 23% in 2016.

People needing treatment
4.63m
People receiving treatment
1.05m