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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 19/100
Overall rank: 26th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
7%
Onchocerciasis
53%
Schistosomiasis
24%
STH
7%
Trachoma
36%
3.4 million people received treatment in Sudan in 2016 22 million people in need did not receive treatment in Sudan in 2016

Sudan 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.

  • Continue the progress made since 2015 in increasing preventive chemotherapy coverage across the five endemic NTDs. Conduct onchocerciasis elimination mapping.
  • 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 increased from 0% in 2015 to 7% in 2016.

People needing treatment
13.4m
People receiving treatment
922,000

Onchocerciasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 40% in 2015 to 53% in 2016.

People needing treatment
500,000
People receiving treatment
267,000

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 58% in 2015 to 24% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
4.99m
School-aged children receiving treatment
1.19m

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 16% in 2015 to 7% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
17.2m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
1.22m

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 31% in 2015 to 36% in 2016

People needing treatment
4.98m
People receiving treatment
1.79m