This country profile provides an overview of South Sudan’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.
NTD mass treatment coverage index: 3/100
Overall rank: Joint 33rd
The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in South Sudan.
South 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.
- Improve the co-implementation of preventive chemotherapy for lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis and soil-transmitted helminths and scale up preventive chemotherapy for trachoma as security permits.
- 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.
Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 6% in 2015 to 0% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 28% in 2016.
⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 41% in 2016.
⬇ Treatment coverage decreased from 12% in 2015 to 9% in 2016.