Equatorial Guinea

Noble Energy chose to work with MCD in planning and managing its response to COVID-19 with the goal of protecting its employees, maintaining a disease-free work environment, and avoiding interruptions in oil and gas production. MCD was chosen due to its longstanding relationship with Noble Energy in reducing the threat of malaria within its operating base on Bioko Island.

The Good Will Fund was established in 2021 to support the Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Health and Social Work to procure and deliver essential medicines and diagnostic equipment to improve the population’s access to medical treatment and health services. Training and supportive supervision in supply chain management are provided at the health district level, and the project incorporates stock management tools and techniques to ensure adequate storage and distribution of supplies.

MCD continues to work with the Government of Equatorial Guinea and other partners and funders to expand services and expertise to other health areas, such as health systems strengthening, while still working to prevent and control malaria and other preventable diseases.

Our Results


Years implementing health solutions in Equatorial Guinea


Reducation in the malaria parasite prevalence in children between 2-14 years (from 45% in 2004 to 20.7% in 2021)


PCR tests for COVID-19 performed at the Baney Research Center on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

Matilde Rivas testimonial

“My greatest satisfaction has been the relationship with very experienced people, especially in research, and participation in international meetings. MCD has been of great help and contributed a lot in improving the health of the population of Equatorial Guinea and especially the population of Bioko Island.”

—Matilde Riloha-Rivas
Director, National Malaria Control Program
Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

Florentino Abaga Ondo Ndoho testimonial

“MCD has contributed a lot especially in aspects of evaluation. In the structural aspect, MCD has contributed to the strengthening of the national health system, especially in the areas of the health information system and human resources training.”

—Florentino Abaga Ondo Ndoho
Director General of Public Health
Government of Equatorial Guinea

News & Updates

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MCD’s Response to the World Health Organization’s 2023 World Malaria Report