Equatorial Guinea, Marathon Oil Collaborate To Improve Healthcare
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 4, 2013
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
government of Equatorial Guinea has partnered with Marathon Oil Corporation to
renovate the infrastructure of the Hospital of Malabo, including installing
new air conditioning units, doors and windows and renovating the electrical
Marathon Oil Corporation also presented a community health project last month
to refurbish the Hospital of Malabo's emergency room. The project was approved
by the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy in collaboration with the
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
"Health encourages hope for the creation of a better future," said Richard
Biller, Marathon Oil representative, on the importance of community health
projects. Armando Rompao, Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy
representative, expressed his appreciation to Marathon Oil for its continuous
support toward the development of Equatorial Guinea.
Equatorial Guinea has made vast improvements in the country's healthcare
system. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported last year that Equatorial
Guinea and Botswana were leading Africa in per capita investments in health
care. Equatorial Guinea has also provided technical assistance to the
localUnited Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) to improve the effectiveness of
its assistance program and has implemented a host of health programs geared
toward improving the health of Equatorial Guineans. Basic health indicators
such as rates of infant and child mortality have been improving steadily in
the country, and the government is widely recognized for its efforts to
President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has donated USD$1.5 million to the World
Health Organization (WHO) to support research for global health.
About Equatorial Guinea
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only
Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the
continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's
oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began
contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to
serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central
Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more
information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.
SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea
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