Neglected tropical diseases in Kenya
Kenya is endemic for 7 of the 10 London Declaration neglected tropical diseases:
- Human African trypanosomiasis
- Visceral leishmaniasis
- Lymphatic filariasis
- Soil-transmitted helminths
Neglected tropical diseases eliminated in Kenya since 2012
Kenya has eliminated Guinea worm disease and this was certified by the World Health Organization in March 2018.
Neglected tropical diseases amenable to mass treatment in Kenya
This coverage index provides an overview of Kenya’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 43/100
Overall rank: 22nd
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 increased from 25% in 2015 to 60% in 2016.
Kenya does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.
⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 26% in 2015 to 42% in 2016.
⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 24% in 2015 to 60% in 2016.
⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 15% in 2015 to 23% in 2016.