Despite the strong commitment of health
authorities to the elimination of malaria, this infectious
disease is still responsible for high morbidity and
mortality worldwide. In Gabon it continues to be a
public health burden. The objective of this study was to
assess the prevalence of malaria among patients at the
Sino-Gabonese Friendship Hospital in Franceville, in the
southeast of the country.
Methods: A retrospective and cross-sectional study was
conducted in a hospital setting, based on the results of
microscopic examinations of thickened drops, recorded
in the registers of the medical analysis laboratory of the
Sino-Gabonese Friendship Hospital in Franceville, from
June 2019 to May 2021.