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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 88/100
Overall rank: 3rd

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
64%
Onchocerciasis
95%
Schistosomiasis
88%
STH
100%
Trachoma
100%
10.9 million people received treatment in Burkina Faso in 2016 1.6 million people in need did not receive treatment in Burkina Faso in 2016

Burkina Faso 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.

Lymphatic filariasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 80% in 2015 to 64% in 2016.

People needing treatment
8.58m
People receiving treatment
5.49m

Onchocerciasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage slightly decreased from 97% in 2015 to 95% in 2016.

People needing treatment
256,000
People receiving treatment
243,000

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 91% in 2015 to 88% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
2.57m
School-aged children receiving treatment
2.26m

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 37% in 2015 to 100% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
7.45m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
7.45m

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 26% in 2015 to 100% in 2016.

People needing treatment
4.29m
People receiving treatment
4.29m