Last Updated

29 Oct 2021

Bioko Island Malaria Control Project (BIMCP) Phase III

Objectives

To implement a series of integrated malaria control measures to substantially reduce morbidity and mortality caused by malaria in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

Rationale and Abstract

In its third five-year phase (2014-2018), the project’s interventions build on those established during Phase I (2004-2008) and Phase II (2009-2013). These are centered on indoor residual spraying, the distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets, intermittent preventive therapy for pregnant women, malaria case management, epidemiological surveillance, vector monitoring, advocacy, informative, education and communication (IEC) and behavior change communication (BCC), and other focal activities stratified according to geographic areas of higher or persistent transmission.
In the past, the BIMCP has also served as a proving ground for novel approaches such as mass screen and treat (MSAT), focal screen and treat (FSAT), larval source management, and environmental management. In coordination with the national malaria control program, the project has made a strong commitment to investing in human resource development, capacity building and horizontal integration, so as to prepare the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to assume responsibility for sustaining the malaria control activities.