In addition to lead public health experts from MCDI and officials from the Government of Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the other health specialists who participate in BIMCP represent One World Development Group, the Medical Research Council of South Africa, the Harvard School of Public Health, Yale University, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Texas A&M University, and local and Spanish chapters of the Red Cross.
As a result of the early success, a five-year extension of the BIMCP was announced by the President of Equatorial Guinea in September 2008 at the New York summit organized by U.
Additionally, Marathon, on behalf of the BIMCP partnership, will be honored later today in Washington, DC by the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Prior to the BIMCP, malaria accounted for approximately 40 percent of all deaths among children under five years of age and an equivalently high percentage of all illnesses.
The team, led by MCDI, designed the BIMCP to interrupt, and then drastically reduce the transmission of malaria on Bioko Island.
The principal intervention of the BIMCP is vector control through Indoor Residual Spraying.
The second intervention of the BIMCP is improved case management.
Window traps located in representative sites around the island enable the BIMCP to monitor effectiveness in terms of reductions in mosquito numbers and their level of infectivity.