This country profile provides an overview of Sierra Leone’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2019 data.
*This includes all countries in Africa that are endemic for at least one of the five NTDs
5.41 million people received treatment in Sierra Leone in 2019 1.5 million people did not receive treatment in Sierra Leone in 2019
Treatment coverage increased from 61% in 2018 to 76% in 2019.
People needing treatment2.94m
People receiving treatment2.24m
Sierra Leone does not require mass treatment for trachoma.
Treatment coverage decreased from 73% in 2018 to 58% in 2019.
Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment3.42m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment1.97m
Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2018 to 84% in 2019.
School-aged children needing treatment1.25m
School-aged children receiving treatment1.05m
Treatment coverage remained at 76% in 2018 and 2019.
People needing treatment6.23m
People receiving treatment4.73m
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Sierra Leone.