Friday, July 20, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Outlines Progressive Programs to Fully Eliminate HIV/AIDS

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea outlined aggressive new programs to eliminate HIV/AIDS in the country, building on previous work by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare under the direction of the President, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Equatorial Guinea, in line with the Horizon 2020 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), announced a three-prong approach to eliminating HIV/AIDS, including reducing the number of people infected, reducing the number of deaths caused by the epidemic throughout the world, and eliminating the stigmatization and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.

Equatorial Guinea, in partnership with the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), has implemented the Start Free-Stay Free-AIDS strategy to further speed up the fight against the epidemic, including the elimination of vertical transmission, early diagnosis in children, and pediatric treatment of adolescents.

The strategy is a global commitment to guarantee access to the treatment of 30 million people who like with HIV/AIDS to eliminate new infections in children and ensure that young people have the responsibility, knowledge, and ability to protect themselves through sexual health and reproductive services.

Equatorial Guinea has previously called for global action against HIV/AIDS at the Workshop on Communication for Prevention, in partnership with UNAIDS.

Equatorial Guinea, along with its fellow UN member states, participated in the study to create channels through which information on the prevention of HIV/AIDS could reach the at-risk populations.

Equatorial Guinea has achieved significant milestones in literacy, healthcare services, education and infrastructure development. It has also made significant contributions to pan-African initiatives such as a $30 million contribution to the Trust Fund for Food Security in Africa, $2 million in annual support to the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea Prize for The Life Sciences, $3 million in support of the response to the Ebola pandemic, as well as emergency aid for several countries that have suffered natural disasters.

The country’s development success is a model for peaceful development that remains committed to fulfilling the obligations of the United Nations. Equatorial Guinea has been acknowledged by the United Nations and numerous civil society agencies for its unwavering efforts to improve the quality of life of its citizens through the implementation of sustainable social programs.

100 percent of HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment is funded by the government; more than 74 percent of the population has access to clean water; 96.8 of the population is literate, one of the highest in Africa; it has joined the fight against climate change and acted to protect the environment through the creation of the National Institute for Forestry and Protection (INDEFOR); it is one of the ten most peaceful countries in Africa; and is one of the continent’s fastest-growing economies, with an average 3 percent annual GDP growth over the past ten years.


UNAIDS is the main UN advocate for accelerated, comprehensive, and coordinated international projects on the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Active at CPLP Summit

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, was active at the 12th Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) Summit.

The President, who delivered his speech and interventions in Portuguese, highlighted the efforts made by the Government to include the language in both the media and the education system.

The President also noted Equatorial Guinea’s ongoing VI Table for National Political Dialogue, which he recently opened to all leaders from constitutional bodies, members of government, all political parties, and representatives from international institutions. The President also granted amnesty to all political leaders in order to expand the country’s democratic process.

The VI Table for National Dialogue, led by the President, brought together high-level government officials, political parties, and diaspora political activists. The Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General and the Representative of the European Union (EU) also participated in the dialogue sessions.

Equatorial Guinea, a proud member of the CPLP, joined the organization in 2014, joining the members Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor.

Equatorial Guinea was the sixth African country to join the CPLC, which was founded in 1996 and now has nine member countries. The organization aims to promote cooperation among the member countries. Equatorial Guinea was an observer from 2006 to 2014. Portuguese has become the third official language of the country, following Spanish and French.


The Summit, which coincided with the 22nd anniversary of the CPLP’s foundation, was held in Cape Verde.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Political Parties Active at National Dialogue

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea political parties are actively participating at the VI Table for National Political Dialogue, being held in Malabo.

The sessions have seen interventions by the PDGE, UP, CLD, PSD, ADP, CPDS, CNGE, UCD, PCSD, PSD, UNDGE, PND, APG, CNGE, and UDS.

Equatorial Guinea highlighted the importance of government work in Malabo as well as rural areas to further strengthen security, education, health services, domestic violence preventions, and public safety for all Equatoguineans.

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, recently expanded Equatorial Guinea’s democratic process by opening the National Political Dialogue to leaders from constitutional bodies, members of Government and political parties, and representatives from international institutions.

The President promised economic support to any Equatoguinean living overseas who wishes to take part in the Dialogue, and called for a legislation solution to integrate political activists who currently live outside the country.


The VI Table for National Dialogue, led by the President, brought together high-level government officials, political parties, and diaspora political activists. The Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General and the Representative of the European Union (EU) also participated in the dialogue sessions.