This country profile provides an overview of Gabon’s progress in reaching those in need of mass NTD treatment based on 2016 data.

NTD mass treatment coverage index: 1/100
Overall rank: Joint 38th

Treatment coverage

Lymphatic filariasis
0%
Onchocerciasis
0%
Schistosomiasis
36%
STH
14%
Trachoma
N/A
67,000 people received treatment in Gabon in 2016 627,000 people in need did not receive treatment in Gabon in 2016

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

Gabon 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.

  • Scale up schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths preventive chemotherapy (PC) and complete the mapping for onchocerciasis and loaisis.
  • For lymphatic filariasis, start twice-yearly Albendazole preventive chemotherapy in districts where persons tested positive for lymphatic filariasis infection and reconfirm endemicity when mapping for onchocerciasis and loaisis.
  • 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.

Lymphatic filariasis

Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
346,000
People receiving treatment
0 reported

Onchocerciasis

Treatment coverage remained the same at 0% in 2015 and 2016.

People needing treatment
76,000
People receiving treatment
0 reported

Schistosomiasis

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 36% in 2016.

School-aged children needing treatment
165,000
School-aged children receiving treatment
59,000

Soil-transmitted helminths

⬆ Treatment coverage increased from 0% in 2015 to 14% in 2016.

Pre-sch and school-aged children needing treatment
459,000
Pre-school and school-aged children receiving treatment
63,000

Trachoma

Gabon does not require mass treatment for trachoma.