Tackling Malaria through Private Sector Partnerships
The CSIS Africa Program, Global Health Policy Center, and EG Justice cordially invite you to attend a special event to mark World Malaria Day:
Tackling Malaria through Private Sector Partnerships: Lessons Learned from Equatorial Guinea
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marathon Oil Corporation
Health and Public Finance Economist, Medical Care Development International
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Director of Improving Malaria Diagnostics Project, Medical Care Development International
Director, CSIS Africa Program
In Equatorial Guinea, malaria is the leading cause of death for children under the age of five and impacts the lives of all citizens. In 2003, Marathon Oil Corporation and partners initiated a public-private partnership with the government of Equatorial Guinea to tackle the country’s serious malaria problem. They are implementing a multifaceted campaign to reduce malaria infection on Bioko Island, home of the country’s capital and roughly one third of its population. Since that time, the rates of malaria infection and malaria-related deaths in children on Bioko Island have declined significantly. The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is now replicating this model in other parts of the country.
Falling on World Malaria Day, this event will discuss the role of the private sector in the ongoing fight against malaria in the developing world. A distinguished panel of health and private sector professionals will analyze projects like those being implemented in Equatorial Guinea and assess what lessons can be learned and applied in other contexts, specifically through this unique public-private partnership model.