Following the opening of the conference, overseen by the Prime Minister, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, at the Palace of Conferences in Sipopo, on 5th October the work continued in the meeting room of the SONAGAS building in Malabo II, under the presidency of the Secretary of State for Health, Charged with Hospital Coordination and Care, Daniel A�ngel Sima Mico.
Various presentations by experts were given during the day.
Doctor Martin Eka, in his presentation, pointed out aspects such as the number of volunteers for clinical trials, which will soon reach 2000.
He also pointed out the infrastructures available in Malabo for clinical trials, such as in Baney, the La Paz Medical Centre in Sipopo, and the laboratory that was formerly for ebola. Furthermore, he mentioned the place where the first trial of the malaria vaccine took place – the previously mentioned medical centre in Sipopo – and also mentioned the difficulties faced, their achievements, and the trials and research carried out.
At the conference they are trying to find mechanisms to eliminate malaria in Equatorial Guinea, and look at progress with respect to a vaccine, in addition to looking in depth at the issue, so that the Government can fund the trials.
The work will continue until the 7th.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea