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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 44/100
Overall rank: Joint 18th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
82%
Onchocerciasis
67%
Schistosomiasis
90%
STH
47%
Trachoma
7%
16 million people received treatment in Tanzania in 2016 9 million people in need did not receive treatment in Tanzania in 2016

United Republic of Tanzania 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 increased from 73% in 2015 to 82% in 2016.

People needing treatment
15.4m
People receiving treatment
12.7m

Onchocerciasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 64% in 2015 to 67% in 2016.

People needing treatment
6.15m
People receiving treatment
4.12m

Schistosomiasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 77% in 2015 to 90% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
5.22m
School-aged children receiving treatment
4.71m

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 84% in 2015 to 47% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
15.9m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
7.55m

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage slightly increased from 5% in 2015 to 7% in 2016.

People needing treatment
4.66m
People receiving treatment
324,000