Monday, March 5, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Launches Polio Vaccination Campaign

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea launched the 15th phase of the vaccination campaign against Poliomyelitis as part of their efforts to enhance public health in the country.

The campaign, which is focused on children under age of five and pregnant women, will begin with vaccinations in hospitals, health centers, educational facilities, and neighborhoods throughout the capital of Malabo.

The Government is committed to eradicating Polio, a contagious disease that attacks children’s nervous systems.

Equatorial Guinea has highlighted public health as an area of focus under the country’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Ministry of the Interior, and Ministry of Education and Information, recently launched the National Malaria Control Program. The Program donated more than 175,000 mosquito nets across the country along with prevention supplies and sprayed houses in Malabo and other areas.

Equatorial Guinea has achieved high levels of protection against Malaria in clinical trials of a new vaccine. Equatorial Guinea is one of several African countries to hold clinical trials, including Tanzania, Kenya, Mali, and Burkina Faso, as well as Germany and the U.S.