SIT welcomed a group of health professionals from Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to the January language programs.
The eight students were selected to participate in an intensive nine-month specialized training program in malariology, and in the technical support services required to implement an effective malaria-control program. Their project, located on the Island of Bioko in Equatorial Guinea, has reduced the prevalence of malarial infection among children under age five by 60 percent, and reduced all causes of mortality for children under age five by 65 percent in its first five years.
Before coming to SIT, the group spent four months in Mexico at the National Institute of Public Health. They will return to Latin America to participate in a hands-on malaria-prevention practice at the end of January.