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
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.