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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 3/100
Overall rank: Joint 33rd

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
0%
Onchocerciasis
0%
Schistosomiasis
28%
STH
41%
Trachoma
9%
2 million people received treatment in South Sudan in 2016 8 million people in need did not receive treatment in South Sudan in 2016

The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in South Sudan.

South Sudan 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.

  • Improve the co-implementation of preventive chemotherapy for lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis and soil-transmitted helminths and scale up preventive chemotherapy for trachoma as security permits.
  • 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.

Lymphatic filariasis

Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
1.7m
People receiving treatment
0 reported

Onchocerciasis

⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 6% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.

People needing treatment
7.53m
People receiving treatment
0 reported

Schistosomiasis

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 28% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
1.5m
School-aged children receiving treatment
420,000

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 41% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
4.8m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
2m

Trachoma

⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 12% in 2015 to 9% in 2016.

People needing treatment
2m
People receiving treatment
180,000