This country profile provides an overview of 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

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Treatment coverage

Elephantiasis
15%
Blinding trachoma
60%
Intestinal worms
0%
Bilharzia
34%
River blindness
92%
3.01 million people received treatment in Sudan in 2017 8.02 million people did not receive treatment in Sudan in 2017

Priorities for progress in Sudan

  • Sudan should identify the reasons for the fluctuating coverage and 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.

Elephantiasis

Treatment coverage increased from 7% in 2016 to 15% in 2017.

People needing treatment
9.74m
People receiving treatment
1.46m

Blinding trachoma

Treatment coverage increased from 36% in 2016 to 60% in 2017.

People needing treatment
4.07m
People receiving treatment
2.44m

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage decreased from 7% in 2016 to 0% in 2017.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
1.14m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
0m

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage increased from 24% in 2016 to 34% 2017.

School-aged children needing treatment
3.98m
School-aged children receiving treatment
1.35m

River blindness

Treatment coverage increased from 53% in 2016 to 92% in 2017.

People needing treatment
0.46m
People receiving treatment
0.42m