The Idea and the Action:
The Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project has been an ongoing effort for over 15 years. This program works to fight malaria in Equatorial Guinea and eradicate the disease. Our investment – in partnership with the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, and Marathon Oil – includes two components. The Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project encompasses indoor spraying, insecticide bed nets, therapy for pregnant women, mosquito surveillance and behavioral change. The Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative has successfully completed three clinical trials of the PfSPZ Vaccine that show the vaccine is safe, tolerable and provides immunity in Equatorial Guinea adults and youths.
By 2025, we hope to eradicate malaria from Equatorial Guinea altogether.
The impact is evident:
• 63% reduction in all-cause mortality among children under 5 years old
• 76% reduction in malaria parasite prevalence
• 90% reduction in severe anemia among children under 5 years old
• 99% reduction in the rate of transmission of the parasite by the vectors
• 77% reduction in anemia and 68% reduction in parasite prevalence in pregnant women