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Marathon and Partners Announce Dramatic Results of Malaria Control Project on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea
Date:6/24/2009

ng children. I hope our success will inspire and pave the path forward in reshaping how malaria control can be accomplished around the world and in working together within the framework of the adopted strategy."

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.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to assess the Millennium Development Goal to halve global poverty by 2015, including by tackling malaria. In response to the Secretary-General's call to action, the BIMCP public-private partnership committed to investing an additional $28 million to continue its malaria control initiative through 2013. One-third of the project funds will be a direct investment by the Government of Equatorial Guinea, and the remaining two-thirds was committed by Marathon, Noble Energy and business partners.

The BIMCP began in 2003 as a five-year, $15.8 million initiative to address the burden of disease attributable to malaria on the population of Bioko Island. In 2006, the BIMCP was expanded to the mainland of Equatorial Guinea through a multi-year commitment by the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) totaling $26 million and an additional Marathon grant of $1 million, making this program the only integrated malaria control project with nationwide coverage in Africa. The announced project extension will bring the total spending on malaria control in Equatorial Guinea to approximately $71 million.

2009 Business Excellence Award Presented by Global Business Coalition

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. The BIMCP was recognized with a Business Excellence Award in the category of Perfo
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