This country profile provides an overview of Uganda’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 201y 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
66%
Blinding trachoma
82%
Intestinal worms
51%
Bilharzia
64%
River blindness
84%
12.45 million people received treatment in Uganda in 2017 10.43 million people did not receive treatment in Uganda in 2017

Priorities for progress in Uganda

  • Uganda should further improve coverage rates for bilharzia and intestinal worms, and consistently maintain annual high coverage implementation for all five of the diseases.
  • 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 decreased from 72% in 2016 to 66% in 2017.

People needing treatment
2.99m
People receiving treatment
1.98m

Blinding trachoma

Treatment coverage increased from 73% in 2016 to 82% in 2017.

People needing treatment
0.59m
People receiving treatment
0.49m

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage decreased from 58% in 2016 to 51 in 2017.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
16.81m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
8.54m

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage increased from 37% in 2016 to 64% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
5.14m
School-aged children receiving treatment
3.28m

River blindness

Treatment coverage decreased from 97% in 2016 to 84% 2017.

People needing treatment
2.67m
People receiving treatment
2.23m

The ESPEN portal (a World Health Organization AFRO region project) provides maps and district-level data for the preventive chemotherapy diseases in Uganda.