The first International Conference for the Development of a Vaccination against Malaria in Equatorial Guinea, bringing together experts from thirteen countries, began on 4th October in Sipopo.
The opening of the international conference, which will go on for four days, was carried out by the Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, who in his speech recalled that malaria continues to be the main cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa, which prompted the Government to initiate a project to fight against this scourge in 2003, on the island of Bioko. Since then there have been some positive results, according to the Prime Minister.
He also stated that the vaccination in question was within the framework the long process constituting the fight against malaria. Furthermore, he reported that the results to date will allow the disease to be fought in all parts of the country, and throughout the world in general. In addition, he declared, both to experts and the Ministry for Health and Social Welfare, that the people and the Government of Equatorial Guinea were eagerly awaiting the work of this conference.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea