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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 0/100
Overall rank: Joint 42nd

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
N/A
Onchocerciasis
N/A
Schistosomiasis
0%
STH
0%
Trachoma
?
0 reported people received treatment in Somalia in 2016 5.2 million people in need did not receive treatment in Somalia in 2016

Somalia 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.

  • Implement preventive chemotherapy for schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths.
  • 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

Somalia does not require mass treatment for lymphatic filariasis.

Onchocerciasis

Somalia does not require mass treatment for onchocerciasis.

Schistosomiasis

Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
318,700
School-aged children receiving treatment
0 reported

Soil-transmitted helminths

Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
4.9m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
0 reported

Trachoma

Somalia has not been mapped for trachoma and the status unknown.