23 March 2020 – Creation of Scientific Committee to advise on response. Recognition of chloroquine as treatment

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service
Sectors Involved: Health, multidisciplinarity
Level of Jurisdiction: national
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister, Head of the government, Professor Marielle Karine Bouyou Akotet

Overview: – Creation of the Scientific committee on the coronavirus epidemic (CS Covid-19) – recognition of the efficacy of Chloroquine for treatment
Full details here: https://www.gabonreview.com/coronavirus-le-comite-scientifique-lance-ses-travaux/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat to the country
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, International – academic
Evidence/Justification: – This is a committee that serves of interface between the Technical Committee of the response cell. – The adoption of the Chloroquine was based on a study conducted in France.