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

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
78%
Onchocerciasis
79%
Schistosomiasis
71%
STH
97%
Trachoma
N/A
6.8 million people received treatment in Sierra Leone in 2016 846,000 people in need did not receive treatment in Sierra Leone in 2016

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

Lymphatic filariasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage slightly increased from 77% in 2015 to 78% in 2016.

People needing treatment
7.14m
People receiving treatment
5.59m

Onchocerciasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 98% in 2015 to 79% in 2016.

People needing treatment
5.33m
People receiving treatment
4.2m

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 100% in 2015 to 71% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
594,000
School-aged children receiving treatment
422,000

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 60% in 2015 to 97% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
3m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
2.92m

Trachoma

Sierra Leone does not require mass treatment for trachoma.