Friday, April 27, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Celebrates World Malaria Day, Calls on International Community to Fight Endemic Diseases

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea celebrated World Malaria Day in Malabo with a gathering of high-level government officials, diplomatic corps, international organizations, and representatives from the private sector and civil society, and called on the international community to come together to fight against endemic diseases that impact so many in the world, particularly in Africa.

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, created the National Program to Fight Malaria in 1989 within the Minster for Health and Social Welfare, and further strengthened the program through partnerships with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the World Bank.

Every year, Equatorial Guinea undertakes the National Malaria Control Program, during with the government and Minister for Health and Social Welfare distributes prevention supplies including mosquito nets, and sprays urban and rural areas.

Equatorial Guinea remains committed to providing all Equatoguineans with the best health services through recent initiatives including the access the clean drinking water, polio vaccinations, malaria prevention, and mental health support.

Equatorial Guinea is a leader in Africa in per capita health investment and is committed to constant investment in the health sector to achieve “health for all,” a key mandate of the President of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.