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Immo Kleinschmidt et al.
June 1, 2006

The Bioko Island Malaria Control Project was initiated in 2003 to substantially reduce malaria on the island of Bioko in Equatorial Guinea. The intervention consisted of generalized indoor residual spraying during the first year of the project. Case management and related measures were introduced during the second year. Two large household and parasitemia surveys of children 2 to < 15 years of age were carried out in 2004 and 2005, respectively, to assess the effect of the intervention after the first year. Patient records were collected retrospectively from one district hospital and analyzed for a comparison of pre-intervention and post-intervention periods. Overall mean prevalence of P. falciparum infection reduced from 46% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 40–51%) at baseline in 2004 to 31% (95% CI = 24–40%) in 2005 (P < 0.001). When the 12-month pre-intervention period was compared with the 12-month post-intervention period, there was a modest but statistically significant reduction in the number of malaria cases among hospital patients.

David Casavis
October 1, 2009

Describes the obstacles that the United Nations Smallpox Eradication/Measles Control Program had in Equatorial Guinea with its vaccination program that operated within the country following its independence.

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August 12, 2011

This blog is a mosaic of Equatoguinean voices, information, commentary, and analysis of the issues and developments impacting Equatorial Guinea.

United Nations Human Rights Council
April 14, 2010

A document that outlines the UNHRC's acceptance of the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review on Equatorial Guinea

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Dr. Wenceslao Mansogo Alo
July 6, 2011

Wenceslao Mansogo Alo, an Equatoguinean doctor, describes the challenges of practicing medicine in Equatorial Guinea.

Open Society Foundations
Kenneth Hurwitz
June 6, 2011

A blog highlights the disconnect between rhetoric and reality in Equatorial Guinea as it prepares to host the African Union Summit.

January 31, 2011

The African Union’s decision to appoint Teodoro Obiang, the long-serving president of Equatorial Guinea, as its next chairperson places pressure on the Equatoguinean government to fulfill its obligations to the African Union and other multilateral organizations regarding democracy, human rights, social justice, and corruption, EG Justice said today.

South South News
May 5, 2011

An interview with Equatoguinean Permanent Representative to the U.N. Anatolio Ndong Mba, in which he discusses social and development in Equatorial Guinea.

February 2, 2011

The African Union's choice of Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang as its new chairperson challenges his government to fulfill the organization's standards for democracy and human rights, says EG Justice.

Department of Parasitology, Instituto de Salud Carlos 3rd, Ministry of Health, Madrid, Spain.
A Benito; J Roche; R Molina; C Amela; J Alvar
November 1, 1995

Between March 1990 and June 1992, a study was carried out in Equatorial Guinea on the in vitro response of Plasmodium falciparum to different antimalarial drugs. Field work for the study was conducted both in the country's island region as well as on the mainland, and resistant isolates were found to exhibit interregional differences. On the island of Bioko, 204 tests were performed with 16% (11 of 69) resistant to chloroquine, 9% (4 of 46) resistant to quinine, 14% (6 of 43) resistant to a combination of sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine, and 6.5% (3 of 46) resistant to amodiaquine. In the mainland area of Bata, the same antimalarial drugs and mefloquine were tested with the following results: 9% (5 of 58) resistant to chloroquine; 2% (1 of 58) resistant to amodiaquine, and 3% (2 of 58) resistant to a combination of sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine. No isolates resistant to quinine or mefloquine were found. Effective concentrations (EC50, EC90, and EC99) and regression lines (log dose/response) for each antimalarial drug were calculated to establish a surveillance system for antimalarial drug chemosensitivity in Equatorial Guinea. Finally, 12 isolates from 12 patients previously treated with chloroquine were studied to compare both tests (in vivo-in vitro) and obtain a correlation between the RII and RIII types of in vivo and in vitro resistances. No correlation for the RI type was found between the two methods.

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