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

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 64/100
Overall rank: 8th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
72%
Onchocerciasis
97%
Schistosomiasis
37%
STH
58%
Trachoma
73%
12.5 million people received treatment in Uganda in 2016 11 million people in need did not receive treatment in Uganda in 2016

Uganda 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 remained the same at 72% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
6.91m
People receiving treatment
4.99m

Onchocerciasis

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 86% in 2015 to 97% in 2016.

People needing treatment
1.98m
People receiving treatment
1.91m

Schistosomiasis

⬇️ Treatment coverage decreased from 46% in 2015 to 37% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
5.26m
School-aged children receiving treatment
1.92m

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 31% in 2015 to 58% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
16.4m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
9.53m

Trachoma

⬆️ Treatment coverage increased from 16% in 2015 to 73% in 2016.

People needing treatment
1.62m
People receiving treatment
1.18m