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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 90/100
Overall rank: 1st

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
N/A
Onchocerciasis
N/A
Schistosomiasis
94%
STH
86%
Trachoma
N/A
113,000 people received treatment in Swaziland in 2016 85,600 people in need did not receive treatment in Swaziland in 2016

Swaziland 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

Swaziland does not require mass treatment for lymphatic filariasis.

Onchocerciasis

Swaziland does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.

Schistosomiasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 94% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
105,000
School-aged children receiving treatment
98,300

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 86% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
21,300
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
18,200

Trachoma

Swaziland does not require mass treatment for trachoma.