This country profile provides an overview of South Sudan’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2017 data.
*This includes all countries in Africa that are endemic for at least one of the five NTDs
Download country profile
Priorities for progress in South Sudan
- South Sudan is urged to identify the reasons for low coverage and fluctuating implementation.
- It should build a consistent preventive chemotherapy programme for all five endemic diseases, with annual high coverage implementation, in all risk groups, as recommended by WHO.
- Support the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) established by WHO AFRO region for the elimination of these five diseases.
Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2016 to 7% in 2017.
Treatment coverage decreased from 9% in 2016 to 5% in 2017.
Treatment coverage decreased from 41% in 2016 to 0% in 2017.
Treatment coverage decreased from 28% in 2016 to 0% 2017.
Treatment coverage was not reported in 2016 and 15% in 2017.
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in South Sudan.