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Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project Connect to a noble cause

The social challenge:

For generations, families on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, have lived with the risk of losing loved ones to mosquito-borne malaria. Malaria infects an estimated 215 million people each year and causes 438,000 deaths. Of these fatalities, 90 percent are in Africa.

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

Energizing the World, Bettering People’s Lives®

Partners include: Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Medical Care Development International, Sanaria Inc., Ifakara Health Institute, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Marathon Oil, Noble Energy, Atlantic Methanol Production Company