This country profile provides an overview of Senegal’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
71%
Onchocerciasis
69%
Schistosomiasis
35%
STH
63%
Trachoma
15%
7.2 million people received treatment in Senegal in 2016 4.4 million people in need did not receive treatment in Senegal in 2016

Senegal 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 56% in 2015 to 71% in 2016.

People needing treatment
8.53m
People receiving treatment
6.09m

Onchocerciasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 51% in 2015 to 69% in 2016.

People needing treatment
915,000
People receiving treatment
629,000

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 100% in 2015 to 35% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
1.59m
School-aged children receiving treatment
561,000

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 84% in 2015 to 63% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
6.42m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
4.04m

Trachoma

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 37% in 2015 to 15% in 2016.

People needing treatment
2.77m
People receiving treatment
413,000