This country profile provides an overview of Sierra Leone’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 81/100
Overall rank: 4th
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone 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 data to the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) to enable monitoring and planning.
⬆ Treatment coverage slightly increased from 77% in 2015 to 78% in 2016.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 98% in 2015 to 79% in 2016.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 100% in 2015 to 71% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 60% in 2015 to 97% in 2016.
Sierra Leone does not require mass treatment for trachoma.