This country profile provides an overview of Gabon’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
NR
Blinding trachoma
N/A
Intestinal worms
NR
Bilharzia
NR
River blindness
NR

Priorities for progress in Gabon

  • Gabon is encouraged to work to clarify the epidemiology of NTDs and initiate a preventive chemotherapy programme for NTDs where necessary.
  • Furthermore, it should systematically implement all components, 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 was not reported in 2016 or 2017.

People needing treatment
0.35m
People receiving treatment
Not reported

Blinding trachoma

Gabon does not require mass treatment for blinding trachoma.

Intestinal worms

Treatment coverage was 14% in 2016 and not reported in 2017.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
0.46m
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
Not reported

Bilharzia

Treatment coverage was 36% in 2016 and not reported in 2017.

School-aged children needing treatment
0.17m
School-aged children receiving treatment
Not reported

River blindness

Treatment coverage was not reported in 2016 or 2017.

People needing treatment
0.08m
People receiving treatment
Not reported

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